Amazing Ways Water Can Improve Your Health

Water is an essential part of life that makes up around 60% of the human body. Understanding the significance of water, there is a Slovakian proverb that says “pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine”. This cannot be any truer, as getting enough hydration is associated with a healthy lifestyle in the current society. In fact, the average Cambodian carries a bottle of water with them everywhere they go!

With that in mind, here are 6 amazing ways that drinking water can benefit your health:  


1. Maintain the body fluid:

Seeing how water makes up such a big proportion of the human body, drinking enough water plays an important role in maintaining the right balance of body fluid. Water is absorbed by our intestine and makes up the blood that comprises the circulatory system. It also formulates other biofluids such as saliva, mucus, sweat and more. In retrospect, water helps the organ, and the organ system performs its duty in sustaining the body. 


2. Regulate the body temperature 

Water acts as a thermoregulator, meaning that it helps the body maintain the right temperature, allowing each organ to conduct their function properly. Water has a role in dissipating heat as part of homeostasis. When the body is too hot, water helps reduce extreme heat through sweat and evaporation of sweat from the skin surface. This process produces a cooling effect and protects the body from overheating. 


3. Moisturize the skin

Our skin is considered to be the widest organ in the body. Its function is to protect the body from external pollutants, toxins and pathogens. Many studies have pointed out that drinking enough water would moisturize the skin and keep the skin healthy by flushing out harmful toxins and maintaining the right pH level. Seeing how water is so essential for the skin, it is no wonder that many claim that getting enough hydration also prevents wrinkles, reduces acne and helps the skin maintain its elasticity. 


4. Helps your body eliminate waste

Water does more than quench your thirst! The excretory system depends on water to function, since many forms of waste such as mucus, urine and sweat are liquid-based. As a matter of fact, drinking a lot of water is considered by many as a prime method for detox. With enough water inside your body, the excretory system will do their job in getting rid of toxins through urine, sweats and even perspiration! 


5. Protect your spinal cord and joints

Water makes up 80% of the cartilage that is located at your joint. Water helps lubricate the joint and provides the joint with its elasticity and resistance to shock. Without sufficient intake of water, the spinal cord and joints will become more vulnerable to shock. Moreover, severe dehydration can even lead to joint pain.


6. Deliver oxygen throughout the body

Blood is made up almost entirely of water. In the circulatory system, the heart pumps blood throughout the entire body. In this process, drinking water helps improve the blood circulation, where the red blood cells carry oxygen to the parts that need them. Additionally, warm water is extra beneficial for the blood circulation since it promotes the expansion of small capillaries. It also helps muscles relax and reduce pain! 


It is clear that drinking enough water does wonders for our body, whether it is to regulate our body temperature, eliminate waste, or deliver oxygen. The body can go up to 10-14 days without food, but it can only sustain itself for 3 days without water. Seeing this, it is clear that drinking 1.5-2 liters of clean water is absolutely mandatory for your body! Adapt a healthy lifestyle, always bring a bottle of water with you anywhere you go!