10 Reasons to Drink Eight Glasses of Water a Day

Everyone knows that it's important to drink water. Our bodies are 60 percent water themselves, but how exactly does this vital liquid benefit the body? The short answer: in every way. The suggestion to drink eight glasses of water a day is pretty accurate according to the Mayo Clinic, but, of course, this can vary from person to person.

Check out the slideshow above to learn why water is so essential.