Four Key Benefits of Drinking Water in Winter

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Hot drinking water - really important in winter

We all know that staying hydrated during the warmer months is really important but did you know that drinking water during the colder months is just as essential?

Most people don’t realise this as our bodies react differently to dehydration during the winter and we feel thirsty less often. However, this doesn’t mean our bodies don’t require just as much water during colder months of the year. Here are some of the benefits of keeping your water intake up even when it’s cold outside…

1. Boost Your Immune System

During winter, viruses such as the flu tend to spread more rapidly so a strong immune system is important in keeping us healthy in the colder months.

Water is a natural immune booster and supports our everyday body functions such as getting rid of toxins and oxygenating our blood. Drinking water also supports our cells to get sufficient nutrients from our food.

2. Limit Weight Gain

A lot of us notice we may gain some weight due to being less mobile and our metabolism slowing down during the colder months.

A few reasons why drinking water could curb our winter weight gain include the fact that water increases calorie burning and removes waste from the body. It’s also an integral part of the fat burning process, not to mention it’s great for exercise and keeping muscles, joints and lungs working effectively.

3. Keep Active

Staying active during the winter can be difficult enough, but it’s even harder if you’re dehydrated. Often in the cold months, we don’t even realise we’re suffering from dehydration because we don’t sweat as much or feel thirsty.

Being hydrated helps to keep active and reduces the risk of things that can prevent exercise such as tiredness and lethargy.

4. Maintain Great Skin

A lot of people suffer from dry skin during the winter. Drinking water will help keep your body hydrated, and replenish the natural oils of your skin.

Regularly drinking water (as well as urinating frequently) also helps flush out toxins from your body, which could have an impact on skin issues.

A Spring Water Winter Package To Keep You Hydrated In The Colder Months

We know staying hydrated isn’t always front of mind in winter which is why we’ve designed a winter package with our Prestige Spring Water Cooler including benchtop and freestanding options to best suit your home or workplace.