You hear it all the time – drink more water! We all know that water is always better than grabbing a calorie-loaded soda or fruit drink. But water has a ton of additional benefits other than helping to maintain a healthy weight.
First of all, when your body is hydrated you have increased energy and a clearer head. Seriously – drinking more water everyday has been proven to help the brain function at optimal levels.
Water also gives your muscles and joints the fluid they need to last an eight-hour day (or more) without feeling fatigued. And when you hit the gym hydrated you’ll experience less cramping. This is one of the best tips trainers tell first-time marathon runners. Drink, drink, drink! Don’t let annoying, sharp pains get in your way of reaching your fitness goals.
Now on to some beauty tips. Make-up artists and dermatologists alike will all tell you water is good for your complexion because it helps flush out nasty toxins. When your body is hydrated, your skin is hydrated. Plus, you’ll look and feel less bloated.
Dr. Murad, our go-to guy for the best skincare advice, agrees that hydrated skin cells are key to fighting off dryness, wrinkles and even cellulite. He created all Murad® products, the ones used during Massage Envy Spa’s facial treatments, based upon the Cellular Water Principle™.
For an added boost, carry a water bottle around when on-the-go or take breaks every 30 minutes or so at work to fill up your glass. Just don’t forget to drink up, especially now that summer is officially just days away.