Water is the most important and basic element to human survival. Drinking enough water daily doesn’t just improve bodily functions, it can even improve your overall quality of life.
To properly hydrate your body, it is recommended to drink half your body-weight (in pounds) in ounces daily. For a 140 pound woman, that means drinking 70 ounces of water each day (that’s 9 glasses of water). Extreme heat, exercise, diet and medications may necessitate additional hydration.
How do I know if I’m drinking enough water?
Every single cell tissue in your body thrives off water. Water is the fuel for your body. While diet is important, there is no bigger factor in overall health than the correct water intake. The average person needs around 64-oz. of water each day (that's six eight ounces glasses of water).
Top 10 Benefits of Drinking Water:
Water Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue - Drinking water helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert.
Water Promotes Weight Loss - Drinking water removes by-products of fat, reduces eating intake, reduces hunger and raises your metabolism.
Flushes Out Toxins - Water gets rid of waste through sweat and urination which reduces the risk of kidney stones and urinary tract infections.
Improves Skin Complexion - Drinking water moisturizes your skin, keeps it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth diminishing wrinkles! .
Maintains Regularity - Drinking water aids in digestion as water is essential to digest your food and prevents constipation.
Boosts Immune System - Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu, cancer and other ailments like heart attacks.
Natural Headache Remedy - Drinking water helps relieve and prevent headaches which are commonly caused by dehydration.
Prevents Cramps & Sprains - Proper hydration helps keep your body’s joints lubricated and muscles more elastic so joint pain is less likely.
Puts You In A Good Mood - When the body is functioning at its best, drink lots and water. Feel great!
Save Money! - Tap Water is FREE! Save money on bottled water and those high-sugar drinks.
There is no replacement for water.
Even if you aren’t thirsty you could still be dehydrated. If you have trouble remembering to drink water, try setting reminders on your phone. Heat, humidity, body condition, and activity level contribute to how fast your body gets dehydrated.
Symptoms of dehydration include:
Dark urine or none at all
Start your day off with a tall glass of water. Most people notice a positive difference in their overall mental and physical state when they drink water as soon as they wake up. Invest in a reusable water bottle. Not only will you save money and lower your carbon footprint, you will drink more water because you can fill up anywhere.
Drinking water is the foundation to good health. Are you adequately hydrating your body daily? Please take care of yourself and drink lots of water.