In the wintertime – we are inside more and the weather turns cold. There is less sweating and more trying to stay warm. Despite that – it is critical to make sure you drink plenty of water in the winter months. Water studies have found that women who stayed hydrated reduced their risk of breast cancer by 79%. Other research reveals that five or more glasses a day of water may be better for your heart than aspirin. And drinking plenty of water decreases your chances of developing colon cancer.
Chronic under-hydration (not enough to be called dehydration but not fully hydrated) can be linked to such conditions as: allergies, arthritis, chronic fatigue, depression, dizziness, headaches, kidney stones, migraine headaches, colon cancer, & urinary tract cancer.
Your body is made up of 60-70 % water. Changing out your system fluids by drinking plenty of water, even in the winter months, helps keep you healthy by flushing out toxins and keeping things running regularly. It even helps in digestion! So drink to your health, to celebrate the New Year, with a big glass of water!
Information for this article was provided by the Warm Springs Diabetes Prevention Program.