Water is one of the most important substances on earth. We need water in order to survive. Water is important and we drink it everyday, but are you drinking enough? What’s the right amount of water to drink? And why is it so important for our bodies? How exactly can staying hydrated benefit us? I’m going to explore these questions in this blog.
Why is Water Important
I just mentioned above that water is essential in order for us to survive. But what exactly does drinking water do for your body? I’ve listed a few below:
How Much Water Should You Drink?
Like different diets, water is another controversial topic among experts. Everyone is different, and the amount of water you should drink depends on a few different factors. Some of these factors include: your activity level, how much caffeine or alcohol you’ve had, how hot it is outside and even how much water you were consuming before.
Not sure if you are consuming enough water? A very easy test is simply just to look at your urine. It should be on the light side, if it is you’re probably doing pretty good with your water intake. But if it’s dark and you don’t have a lot of urine, you are definitely dehydrated. A few more signs of dehydration include: thirsty, dry mouth, headache, weakness, dizziness or confusion.
If you stay hydrated, you can avoid these symptoms all together. A good rule of thumb is to drink 64 to 100 ounces of water a day.
Tips for Drinking More Water
It’s a common habit to forget to drink water. Hey – I’m guilty of this too! Below are a few tips to increase your water intake:
Many people say they don’t drink enough water because they either don’t like the taste or it’s boring. Below are some tips to make your water a bit more exciting.
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