Drink More Water Campaign

Drink More Water  To promote the health benefits related to drinking water, the Tribal Water Center teamed with Alaska Native and American Indian celebrities for the Drink More Water campaign.

Here are 10 reasons to Drink More Water!

1. Keeps your skin looking good

Skin is the largest organ of the human body and benefits from water. When the body is not getting enough water, dehydration has shown to make skin dry, tight and flaky.

2. Increases physical performance

Not drinking enough water can cause physical performance to suffer. When exercising, the body loses some water weight through sweating. Be sure to drink more water – especially during intense exercise or when in high heat.

3. Improves mood, concentration and helps avoid headaches

The brain is composed of 73 percent water. As a result, it is not surprising that dehydration can
affect brain function.

4. Increases metabolism and aids weight loss

Staying hydrated is good for everyone and plays a role in maintaining a healthy weight. Choosing water instead of high-calorie, sugary beverages helps you feel full and a great way to control calorie intake.

5. Assist with digestion

Adult bodies are about 60 percent water. Babies and kids have more water as a percentage than adults. Water helps our bodies with digestion, circulation and transportation of nutrients.

6. Decreases kidney stones and constipation

Water helps the kidney and colon flush toxins and waste out of the body to ensure organs do their job.

7. For a healthier smile and stronger teeth

Water is good for your teeth! One of our bodily fluids is saliva, which is the body’s first defense against tooth decay.

8. Helps people suffering from allergies

When you have allergies, you can also have postnasal drip from a stuffy nose. Drink more water to thin the mucus in your nasal passages and give some relief.

9. Reduces joint pain

Water helps your body lubricate and cushion joints as well as protect your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues.

10. Regulates blood pressure for a healthy heart

Dehydration can cause a strain on the heart. If you are dehydrated, the heart will try to work harder and beat faster. Dehydration can also cause a decrease in blood volume circulating in your body.

Health benefits come from studies found in the National Institutes of Health, US National Library of Medicine.