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Refresh Yourself

By Shanice Drakes
On February 26, 2012

Water is essential for all living things, big and small. People drink water when they are thirsty or hot, and need to be refreshed. People don't realize just how beneficial drinking water can be. Drinking a minimum of eight glasses per day can do things like flushing the body of toxins to regulating body temperature and everything in between. Listed below are some reasons why drinking eight glasses of water a day can refresh you in many ways. Water can lead to a fresh start at things.

  • Water helps to maintain healthy body weight by increasing metabolism and regulating appetite.
  • Water leads to increased energy levels. The most common cause of daytime fatigue is actually mild dehydration.
  • Water can prevent and alleviate headaches.
  • Water naturally moisturizes skin and ensures proper cellular formation underneath layers of skin to give it a healthy, glowing appearance.
  • Water aids in the digestion process and prevents constipation.
  • Your bones are over 50 percent water and, you guessed it, need water to make healthy new bone cells.
  • Water helps to eliminate wastes and toxins from your body through the lymphatic system, kidneys and intestines.
  • Water balances body temperature.
  • Water alleviates dehydration
  • Every cell and organ in your body requires adequate water to function properly.

(These facts are courtesy of,, and

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