5 Health Benefits Of Drinking Water

Today is World Water Day and it is worth celebrating, especially when thinking of the many advantages that it gives us. Thus, here are five health benefits of drinking water.

It was just World Water Day and it is worth celebrating, especially when thinking of the many advantages that it gives us. Thus, here are five health benefits of drinking water.

Water is so vital and that’s why World Water Day was created, which this year falls on March 22nd. It’s an international landmark that goes as far back as 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.

The purpose of World Water Day is to learn more about water related issues, take action to make a change and be inspired to tell others. Take a step by learning these five health benefits:

1) You stay youthful:

Drinking plenty of water is good for your skin and dispels dry skin. More so than lotions,  drinking lots of water keeps your skin moisturized and decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you don’t drink enough water, your body will try to keep it in order to save resources. This retention makes your skin puffy and can even lead to bloating.

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Water is beneficial (thehub201)

2) You get fit:

Water reduces your appetite, so you don’t eat as much. Drinking plenty of water also blocks fluid retention, because your body won’t try to retain water if it’s getting a good supply. Drinking water also aids in burning stored fat. If you’re not drinking enough water, your liver will have to help your kidneys detoxify your body. Drinking water flushes toxins from your body and prevents constipation.

3) You Build Muscle:

Another benefit of is that it strengthens your muscles. That’s because water supplies oxygen to the cells of your body, including those of your muscles. Drinking plenty of water makes your muscles work harder and longer before they feel tired, and this can aid in building muscle.

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Water is beneficial (wisdomofGodwithWendy)

4) You get smarter:

Drinking water can improve your cognitive function. Your brain needs loads of oxygen to function at peak levels. Drinking plenty of water makes sure that your brain gets all the oxygen it requires. Having eight to ten cups of water per day can improve your levels of cognitive performance by about 30%! Drinking plenty of water also aids nerve function. It ensures that your body’s electrolyte levels remain high enough to allow your nerves to relay messages to and from the brain in the way they were created to.

5) It’s great for your joints:

One of the silent benefits of drinking water is that it aids in keep your joints strong, healthy and lubricated. Your joints require moisture in order to stay strong and flexible, so that your movements are smooth and pain free.

Check out these tips and let us know how they work for you.

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8 Truths About Throwing A Child’s Birthday Party

Every child’s birthday party is the highlight of the year for them, although for the parents, organising your child’s birthday can be nerve wrecking.

You would prepare, of course, but I must warn that there are some unpredictable moments that will come, so that you would be ready to deal with them without losing your calm.

1.The ‘drop and go’ parents

There are some parents that just want to run for freedom, and your child’s birthday party is a perfect “creche” for them to drop their child at. Sincerely, there wouldn’t have been a problem with that but for the fact that their child might start fussing and crying and who would pacify him? You? Yet you would have your hands full already.

2. The guest list dilemma

Talking about who your child wants to invite to his birthday party is like asking them to choose their favourite toy. They would want to invite all of their classmates, all the children in the neighbourhood, and even their class teacher. And therefore you need to draft a strict guest list, if not you’ll have more crowd than you ever planned for. The list could include; best friends of your child, kids he talks and plays with every day, kids whose parents you like, and those who invited you to their kid’s party (fair’s fair).

3. The early bird  parents

I’m so glad you are so excited you can’t wait to get to the party, but an hour early? Really? You are still decorating and trying to set things up, you have no makeup on and you are still in your casual wears. Having spectators around is distracting and the last thing you want unless they have come early so as to render a helping hand, no thanks.

4. Party entertainment that is actually entertaining 

Besides cake, party games are the highlight of the party. Afterall, kids aren’t here to look at each others face, they want to have some fun. And it can be so hard to please kids, you don’t want them to scorn your idea of a game with a sticking out of their tongue and a “hell no!” so you might want to hire a professional or do some research on what games would be perfect for a birthday party.

5. You’ll be a nervous wreck

Nerve wreck is normal when you are hosting an occasion and small as birthdays may be, it is no exception. Your head will be working like a clock. Is everything ready? Will the drinks and food be enough? Is everyone having fun? Has the caterer come? Where’s my child? When is she cutting the cake? Ops! He has stained his clothes! What will he change into? Summary is, you would hardly be able to force anything down your throat, and might not down throughout the day. And I understand, after all, your child’s birthday will be the talk of the school on Monday, so it better go well.

6. The kid that thinks it’s “his” party

You will see different types of kids on that day and the “show stealer” is one of them. He’ll take over the show, make himself/herself the centre of attraction, and may even have the audacity to want to open your child’s present. Put him in his place. Sit down little brat! It’s not your birthday so cry if you want to. Before he sours your child’s mood and your child starts crying  “it’s my birthday! Why is he sitting on my chair?”

7. Not everything you planned will happen 

You have it all planned out, the introduction, dance competition…. everything detailed about what will happen and at what time on that day. But have it in mind that some of those things may never happen, and some things you never planned might happen. Kids are so unpredictable, so in the end anything goes. That shouldn’t dissuade you from having a plan, though.

8. Wasted food everywhere

After the party, start the cleaning …. And then you find a whole plate of cake uneaten on the chair. A fortune was spent on that cake, not to talk of the distance you drove to get it from the bakery. And so as you are throwing away half-eaten plates of foods, drinks or cakes, your heart may sink. And you may start asking yourself if it’s not sweet enough or they just don’t like it.

It all doesn’t count, the only thing that counts is the “Thank you Mummy and Daddy”  “It was the best party ever” that you will get from your child and that does it, I think.

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