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Why is Water Good for Us?

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Here are five tips on why water is so important—water: 

  1. Protects your heart
    Drinking a large amount of water could help prevent heart attacks.
  2. Gives the brain a boost
    Water provides the brain much needed oxygen to perform at optimum levels.
  3. Helps save money
    Soft drinks are becoming increasingly more expensive at restaurants; drinking water can be a cheap alternative.
  4. Helps you lose weight
    Drinking water has the ability to increase your metabolic rate, thus helping your body’s ability to burn fat.
  5. Keeps you alert
    Dehydration is a huge cause of fatigue; drinking water can keep you alert and active during the day.  (Shape Magazine). 

These tips were found by Christy Harbinson who is a member of the Arcola Church Health and Wellness Ministry. She is a Certified Group Fitness Trainer. "Fitness has always been my passion. The body is our temple, we must take care of it!," is Christy's motto. She is a nutrition enthusiast as well.