You’ve heard this advice from doctors, friends, and family members time and again: drink more water. And while most of us know that it takes 8-9 glasses of water a day to remain hydrated, many of us don’t really understand the health consequences of not drinking enough water.

So put down that can of soda, pour yourself a nice refreshing glass of water, and read on.

blogHealthier Skin – Water helps flush out toxins from the body and can reduce the risk of pimples. Plus, it’s cheaper than any acne treatment you can find.

Weight Loss – Looking to drop a few pounds? Drink more water! Drinking water helps us feel full, so we consume fewer calories.

Strong Muscles – As we exercise and sweat, we lose water. And when our body’s water is reduced by just 5%, our muscle strength and endurance suffers. Drinking water before, during and after exercise helps muscles function properly.

Healthy Joints – If the body is dehydrated, bones and joints can feel stiff and achy. Water helps lubricate your joints, preventing stiffness and keeping your movements smooth.

Healthy Digestive System – Drinking enough water helps maintain a healthy colon, keeping things moving smoothly and preventing constipation.

Proper Kidney Function – Did you know that your kidneys process about 200 quarts of blood on a daily basis? They sift out waste, and transport urine to the bladder. And they need adequate amounts of water to effectively do their job.

Fatigue Fighter – Fatigue is one of the most common signs of dehydration. So instead of reaching for the coffee, try a tall glass of water.

Proper Hydration – Yes, water keeps us from getting dehydrated. But what does that really mean? Well, when don’t drink enough water, you may feel tired, have a reduced urine output, your blood pressure can drop, and your skin loses elasticity. What’s more, the blood flow to your tissues is reduced. So drink up!

Still, there’s one more factor in this equation, and that’s the quality of your home water supply.  If it smells or tastes funny, or if you have any other concerns about home water quality, contact the water treatment professionals at Burton.  We’ll have your water tested and then recommend any remedial action that might be called for, including the simple and affordable convenience of an under-sink water filter for your kitchen.  Burton:  for all your home water treatment and plumbing needs.