What Is Water And What Are The Benefits?

Hey Guys!

I’m Alex Nwosu and I’m a Med Student and welcome to my blog.. (My first post❤)

I just wanted to keep it simple and remind us about the benefits of water. People such as myself find it hard to drink at least 8 cups of water a day due to ignorance of its benefits or any other reason, but I believe with this post I would remind you guys and also myself about the natural fuel for our body ‘WATER’.

First, what is water?
is a transparent, tasteless, odorless, and nearly colorless chemical substance. It’s is vital for all forms of life even thought it provides no calories or organic nutrients (means you can’t get fat while drinking water lol).
Then, drinking water (aka portable water) is water that is safe to drink of to be used for preparation of food.
The amount of drinking water required varies. It depends on physical activity, age, health issues, and environmental conditions. It is also water that “does not represent any significant risk to health over a lifetime of consumption, including different sensitivities that may occur between life stages”

An average human needs to drink at least eight glasses of water a day – that’s 2-3 litres. Here’s why…

1. It helps you exercise better Water helps fuel your muscles, so drinking before or during exercise will boost energy, as well as reduce the likelihood of cramps and sprains.

2. It boosts your metabolism Research has shown that drinking half a litre of water within 30-40 minutes can increase how fast your body burns calories by up to 30%.

3. It gives you younger skin Drinking water combats dry skin, flushing out toxins and bacteria. So preventing dehydration improves the appearance of skin giving a healthier and more youthful look.

4. It cures headaches. Reach for a glass before popping a pill. Dehydration is one of the most common causes of headaches. Maintaining a regular water intake should combat most headaches even those brought about by fatigue.

5. It boosts productivity A regular supply of water to your body helps your brain work at a better pace and helps you concentrate. Just as your car will go further with more fuel, your productivity levels will increase with more water.

6. It’s good for your immunity Drinking water helps to fight against colds and flu and prevents salts accumulating in the kidneys which form kidney stones. It also maintains the thickness of blood plasma avoiding cardiovascular complications In addition to preserving the correct shape of bones preventing arthritis.

7. It improves digestion Water assists in the removal of toxins and waste from your body encouraging regular bowel movements and is crucial for a healthy gut. Drink water means no more constipation.

8. It’ll increase your energy Hydrating your body increases its power to work to its full capacity.Not only will you avoid feeling tired, but you’ll never have an excuse to be lazy again.

I end here to save you guys from the boredom since its my first post.

Always drink adequate water to stay healthy.

You can follow my Instagram @talkhealthwithalex  to catch up with my latest posts.

Till next time

Stay Healthy!


28 Comments Add yours

  1. Ihenacho Nelson says:


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    1. Hi Alex! I think I’m going to enjoy reading your posts when you do post… even as I sit here drinking my second 41oz of water. My wife read me an article last year about the benefits of water, and I have been drinking half my weight, in ounces, everyday (almost) ever since. Very nice blog! Congratulations!

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      1. Alex Nwosu says:

        Thank you very much and continue drinking water…Cheers

        Liked by 2 people

  2. CarolMaeWY says:

    Important information to know. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Great stuff. I saved it as a reminder to keep drinking more water.
    And congratulations on your new blog and first post. Good job.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Alex Nwosu says:

      Thank you very much.
      Much love♥️

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re welcome. And welcome to blog world.

        Liked by 2 people

  4. dreamslover3 says:

    I will drink water from now. Thank you for sharing this information

    Liked by 2 people

  5. dreamslover3 says:

    I am drinking water from now on thank you for this important information 💁

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Desire Nwosu says:


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  7. Sammy Inspiration says:

    Hi Alex Or Should I Say Lexie Marshall.
    This Is A Good One You Got Here, Thanks For The Tips And I’ll Keep These In Mind.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Alex Nwosu says:

      sure…mr inspiration…keep on inspiring people out there.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Candia says:

    Thanks for following my posts and for reminding me to drink more water!


  9. That’s just the med student we need.. healthy living and not just pharmaceutical products.. awesome


  10. I like your emphasis on healthy habits, and thus prevention. Can you share some wisdom on exercise?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Alex Nwosu says:

      Sure I will, thank you for your idea and I’ll see to it asap.


  11. annaecamilla says:

    Hi Alex, thank you very much for the important information😀

    Liked by 1 person

  12. brokeninks says:

    I know the health benefits of water but just ignore or sometimes forget to drink water …. But aftrr reading your post i will push myslff towards drinking wtr and to stay healthy
    Thankyou 😁

    Liked by 1 person

  13. macalder02 says:

    Due to your knowledge I believe that your recommendations are very accurate. It can not be overlooked if it comes to benefit our health. Thank you for your master class on the benefits of drinking water. In healthy body, healthy mind.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Alex Nwosu says:

      You’re very welcome…

      Liked by 1 person

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