Water is a big deal for your physical, emotional and mental health. Getting enough water daily is an easy, affordable way to care for your body and your mind. What’s more, spending time near and in water may do wonders for your well-being.
Need more convincing to make water a priority? Consuming water is associated with all kinds of physical-health promoting perks such as helping to make your body work efficiently, upping your chances of weight loss/control, aiding in digestion, flushing toxins, preventing headaches, combatting bad breath, regulating your body temperature, and helping your heart pump blood.
A Mental Oasis
You don’t have to just drink water to realize its health wonders. Being in and around water may give your well-being a boost, too. Dating back to the 1700s, health experts have believed that seeing andfeeling water may positively impact mental and emotional health. Just think about how water has or could make you feel better.
- Melt away the stress of your day with a warm shower. As the water hits your neck and shoulders and runs down your back, feel the tension release.
- Immerse yourself in water – whether swimming, treading water or simply floating. Allow the water to remove the weight of your body and your burdens.
- Take in a good rain. Watch and listen to its rhythm. Cleanse your nostrils with the refreshing scent that the nature’s shower provides.
- Sit along side an ocean, a lake or even just a pond and focus on the waves or ripples, allowing them to lull you into a calm state. Close your eyes and breathe deeply, taking in the salt- or fresh-water scent.
Water can work for you physically, emotionally, and mentally. Next time you need to relax or recharge, consider turning to water.