Don’t underestimate the value of proper hydration!
Your body contains more water than anything else—about 60% of your total body weight.
Water helps regulate your body temperature, transport nutrients, and remove waste. Every day you lose water when you breathe, sweat, urinate, and defecate, and that water needs to be replenished.
The big question related to proper hydration is: how much water to drink every day to stay healthy??
We recommend drinking half of your body weight in ounces per day.
IE: 200 lbs = 100 oz of water.
There are plenty of good reasons to drink more water. In addition to staying hydrated and maintaining optimal function in the body, drinking more water can also lead to:
☑️ Better physical performance
☑️ Fewer headaches
☑️ Bowel regularity
☑️ Weight loss
If you aren’t sure if you are drinking enough water throughout the day, here are some signs of dehydration to look out for that may indicate you need to drink more water:
☑️ Bad Breath and Dry Mouth
☑️ Brain Fog
If you think you’re not drinking enough water, there a few small changes you can make each day to boost your intake.
The following tips can help you ensure you’re getting enough H2O:
1. Use a refillable water bottle. Refilling the same water bottle throughout the day not only saves a ton of single-use plastic waste but also helps increase water consumption.
2. Set a daily intake goal. Goal-setting is a powerful exercise that can be applied to many aspects of health, including hydration.
3. Pace yourself. It’s not recommended to chug all your fluids at once. Instead, try spacing out your intake and drink a full glass every 1–2 hours.
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