Water is super, super important for good health and, really, it helps with everything. Since about 60% of the human body is actually water, it needs to maintain hydration levels to fuel cells and keep the brain and body functioning.
And while you can get water both from foods (especially those with high water content, such as cucumbers, watermelon, bell peppers and tomatoes) and, of course, from a glass, many of us aren't drinking nearly enough daily-or are even drinking dehydrating sources, like booze, which can strip the body of hydration too. (Beyond slowing down intoxication, that's another reason why it's smart to pair an alcoholic beverage with a glass of water.)
So, what happens if you don't drink enough? Here are 10 potential side effects of not getting enough water.
Squash those crazy cravings in their tracks with these superfoods.
If you find yourself hunting the back corners of your pantry for a cookie around 10:00 p.m., it's probably not your belly that's sending you there: It's your brain. Like a three-year-old that won't get off the swing set, your brain wants a rush—a sugar rush, that is—and it will put up a fuss until it gets it. This is why having a few fat-burning foods in your arsenal that you can turn to will be helpful to stop cravings for good.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different moves you can do to boost your fitness but before you pursue funky variations that involve weights, resistance bands, Bosu balls, kettlebells and other equipment, you need to have the basics down first.
Here are four of the most fundamental exercises you can build on — along with tips on how to master them.