Water - the many positive benefits

Water covers 70% of our planet. It is one of our most precious resources. In this article, you will get to know some of its positive effects on our health.


did you know these Interesting Facts about Water?

Niagara Falls, Canada
The power of water at the Niagara Falls, Canada - ©KHLLIFESTYLE

Water is Life!

There is no life without water. It covers 70% of our Mother Earth (that's why it's called the BLUE PLANET). If we don't drink it or eat watery foods to replenish it, we would be dead in as few as three days. Many of us in the Western world take it for granted to have abundant freshwater. According to a recent study, Germans use 129 liters per day, primarily for bathing and showers. Water shortage is not only a problem in third-world countries. Low groundwater levels resulting from droughts are more and more a problem even in developed countries like Germany. Let's be careful with this precious resource that has so many benefits for our health. My dear friend Michaela Merten, a former German actress and now bestseller author, and motivation coach, wrote a great article on water for the Huffington Post. I reproduce parts of it in this blog post. 

Michaela Merten, German bestseller author and coach
Michaela Merten

The many benefits of water

Following are some of the positive effects that water has on our well-being:

*GOOD FOR YOUR CELLS - Water takes oxygen to your cells, collects used gases and transports them into your lung in order to be breathed out.

*GOOD FOR YOUR JOINTS - Our synovial fluid gets less with time, water can keep them flexible.

*GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN - You can use the most expensive lotions - if your skin does not get enough water from inside, you will see it!

*GOOD FOR YOUR BLOOD - Water dilutes your blood which can prevent from thrombosis and possibly reduces your blood pressure.

*GOOD FOR YOUR HEART - Sufficient water consumption relieves your heart!

Water - a source of life
Drink at least eight glasses of water per day - KHLLIFESTYLE

*GOOD FOR YOUR KIDNEYS AND LIVER - Water helps both organs fulfill their function: detox your body!

*GOOD FOR YOUR BRAIN - Sufficient water keeps up your concentration and prevents fatigue.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​*GOOD FOR YOUR EYES - Too much computer work dries out your eyes! Drinking water can help to clean them wet.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​*GOOD FOR YOUR BONES - If you do not drink enough water, your body tries to get liquid from your bones. Therefore you can reduce the risk of osteoporosis by drinking enough water.​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​*GOOD FOR YOUR METABOLISM - Water helps all metabolism processes in your body and can prevent fatigue, heartburn, lack of concentration, and other disturbances.

Pool at the Elysium Boutique Hotel in Analipsi
Water - even great for a massage - ©KHLLIFESTYLE


Be grateful if you have access to freshwater – many people don't have that. Use it carefully. Drink at least 1.5 liters of water a day (even more if you practice sports) instead of sweet lemonades, Coke, and other harmful drinks. It makes you feel and look better!

Michaela Merten

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