How Much Water Should You Drink a Day?
Water! Water! Water!
Drink your water people! If you don’t like the way water tastes, guess what? It DOESN’T matter! Drink it anyways! And no, it doesn’t count in tea or coffee. It’s gotta be straight water. I think far too often people either forget why they should be drinking water or don’t realize its benefits, so let me remind you. Water gets rid of toxins in your body, improves your skin, aids in weight loss, fights infection, prevents joint pain and arthritis by lubricating the joints, boosts energy, prevents constipation, improves your productivity, regulates your body temperature and the list goes on. Water is essential to our body functioning properly! Drinking water should be a large, non negotiable part of your daily regiment.
Cold Hard Facts on Why Water is Essential
Your brain alone is 75% water! If you aren’t drinking water daily, then you are going to run into major issues. Perhaps this explains things! Ha!
You should be drinking half of your body weight in ounces of water. So, for example, if you weight 200 pounds, you should be drinking 100 ounces of water A DAY! To help you put ounces in perspective:
1 gallon = 128 ounces
1 liter = 33.8 ounces
The Water Test
Odds are if you are asking how much water should you drink a day, you probably aren’t drinking enough. There is a test to see if you are where you should be. You guessed it! It’s a urine test.
How to Battle the Bloat
I’ve never met a soul that enjoys being bloated. Have you ever heard the term “water weight.” I always assumed that meant that if you drank a lot of water, you would weigh more because you were full of extra water weight and therefore bloated. THAT’S NOT TRUE! It’s actually quite the opposite! When you don’t drink enough water in a day, your body clings to the available water in your system. The body doesn’t know the next time it will get more, so it stores it. Remember, your body is 70% water! It goes into EMERGENCY mode! Water! Finally! All this excess water shows up on the scale. So, if you don’t want the extra pounds, the bloat and the water weight, then drink water consistently!
Digging Deeper, Jessica Bowser Nelson
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