10 benefits of drinking water

Drinking more water lately? Even if you’re not trying, chances are the hot weather has you reaching for a few extra cups of something cool. And that’s great news for your body considering nearly all of our major organ systems rely on it. But how exactly do we benefit from from drinking water? Here are 10 ways water benefits our bodies: 1. It boosts skin health and beauty Not drinking enough water can lead to dehydration, making the skin more vulnerable to premature wrinkling and even some skin disorders. If you don’t like the taste of water, try slicing up from strawberry or cucumber slices to give it a little flavor. 2. It regulates body temperature Water is stored in the middle layers of your skin. This water appears as sweat when your body heats up, and then evaporates to help keep you cool. Science suggests that without enough water…

Why drinking at the beach is a bad idea

Once temperatures start to soar, it’s tempting to pack a cooler full of drinks and hit the shore for a day of lounging in the sand, hanging with friends or family, and sipping your favorite brew. But mixing alcohol and sun can be extremely dangerous. Read on for tips to make sure you have a safe summer. Dehydration: It’s a real thing. Although we say “quench your thirst with a few bottles of booze,” that’s actually not what happens at all. Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning, that you actually lose liquids and you continue to drink. Throw in some sun exposure and you can do some damage. Be sure to swap out a few of those beers from some icy cold waters. Overheating: You might wait all year to bask in the heat of the sun at the shore, but heat stroke is also a real thing, and it doesn’t just effect the young…