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Water does more than help you stay hydrated.

Drinking enough water has many benefits, including maintaining a healthy weight.

Water is an essential nutrient that our bodies need to function properly. In fact, our bodies are made up of approximately 60% water, and every system in the body relies on water to carry out its functions. Despite this, many people do not drink enough water each day.

In this blog post, we will discuss why it is important to drink enough water every day and how it can benefit our overall health.


Weight loss

Yes, drinking enough water can help to maintain a healthy weight! Studies have shown that drinking water before meals can reduce calorie intake and lead to weight loss. This is because drinking water before a meal can help you feel fuller, leading you to eat less overall.

Additionally, drinking water can help boost metabolism and increase the rate at which the body burns calories. By making sure you drink enough water throughout the day, you can support your weight loss goals and maintain a healthy weight.


Regulation of body temperature

One of the primary functions of water in the body is to regulate body temperature. When we are dehydrated, our bodies are not able to regulate our temperature as effectively, which can lead to fatigue, dizziness, and other symptoms.


Supports digestion

Water also plays a critical role in digestion. It helps to break down food and move it through the digestive system, preventing constipation and other digestive issues. Drinking enough water can also help to alleviate symptoms of acid reflux and heartburn.

Boosts energy levels

When we are dehydrated, we often feel tired and sluggish. Drinking enough water can help to boost energy levels and improve concentration and focus.

Promotes healthy skin

Water is essential for healthy skin. It helps to keep the skin hydrated and supple, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Drinking enough water can also help to reduce skin inflammation and acne.

Prevents kidney stones

Drinking enough water is important for preventing kidney stones. When we are dehydrated, the urine becomes more concentrated, which can lead to the formation of kidney stones. Drinking enough water helps to dilute the urine and reduce the risk of kidney stones.


So, how much water should you drink every day?

The general recommendation is to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day, although individual needs may vary based on factors such as age, weight, diet, and activity level. It is also important to remember that other fluids, such as herbal tea and low-sugar fruit juice, can also contribute to your daily fluid intake.

Strategies to help make sure you drink enough water every day:

  1. Carry a water bottle with you. Carrying a reusable water bottle with you throughout the day can be a great way to ensure you drink enough water. Keep it filled up and with you at all times, so you can sip on it throughout the day.
  2. Set reminders. If you have trouble remembering to drink water, set reminders for yourself throughout the day. You can use an app or set alarms on your phone to remind you to drink water at regular intervals.
  3. Drink water with meals. Drinking water with your meals can help you stay hydrated and also aid in digestion. Make it a habit to have a glass of water with every meal.
  4. Flavor your water. Plain water can get boring, and if you don’t like the taste of plain water, try sparkling water, or perhaps add some flavor to it, for example by adding some lemon juice into your water.
  5. Eat water-rich foods. In addition to drinking water, you can also stay hydrated by eating water-rich foods. Fruits and vegetables, such as watermelon, cucumber, and tomatoes, are all high in water content and can help you stay hydrated throughout the day.

By incorporating these tips into your daily routine, you can ensure you are drinking enough water every day and reaping the health benefits that come with it. Remember, staying hydrated is essential for overall health and wellbeing!

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Dr. Nathalie Archer, MD
i’m dr. acher,


I’m a Board Certified Family Physician in Bellevue, Washington, and founder of PNW Family Medicine.

I have dedicated my career to caring for patients, without compromising the delivery of care.

If you live in the Bellevue/Seattle area and you’re looking to improve your wellbeing and have a dedicated partner in your health, contact me.