Everyone knows when it’s 105 degrees outside, how important it is to drink water.
But, it’s equally important to drink water every day no matter what the temperature. A person loses water when they sweat, go to the bathroom, digest food and even when they breathe. Your body uses water in all its cells, organs and tissues. Water helps regulate the body’s temperature and maintain bodily functions.
Did you know the most common cause of daytime fatigue is mild dehydration? Water can even reduce joint and back pain and prevent or alleviate headaches.
How much water is enough? Most people grew up hearing that 8 glasses of water a day will help keep the doctor away. That is not far off. One of the best ways to determine how much water you need per day is to take your weight and divide it in half (A person who weighs 120 pounds needs 60 ounces of water per day). Start carrying a water bottle with you or tell yourself you are going to drink a small glass of water at the beginning of each hour.
You might want to start small by drinking a glass of water when you wake up, another one at lunch and another one before dinner. Start keeping track and see how much water you drink each day and how much better you feel when you drink enough water. It’s going to be the simplest, most cost effective solution to good health. Have a drink and see.Share