FAQs-How Much Water Should I Drink

FAQ January

How Much Water Should I Drink?

I get this one more often in the Summer, but it is just as important in the Winter. Dehydration is no joke, and just because it is cold outside, doesn’t mean our body does require a water to keep things moving.

FAQ January…

How Much Water Do I Drink?

* It might surprise you to learn that Water makes up about 60 percent of our body weight.

*What does water do for the body? The benefits of drinking water are many: It’s vital for almost every function in the body

*Water also helps maintain blood volume and allows proper circulation, helps regulate our body temperature, and acts as a shock absorber for our joints and our brain.

Water Your Body: 3 Benefits
Drinking plenty of water can help keep your body healthy and functioning at its best.

Staying hydrated will help you to:
1)Prevent headaches. Water deprivation is a very common cause of a headache. In most cases, rehydrating can provide relief from a headache. For some people, dehydration can also trigger a migraine, so be sure to keep your water intake regular if you are prone to getting migraines or headaches.

2)Help you to lose weight. Are you having trouble with your weight loss efforts? Increasing your water intake may help you achieve better results.

3)Protect against disease. One of the most important answers to the question “Why is water important?” is its role in disease prevention. Proper hydration may be a useful tool in preventing a variety of health conditions and diseases.

Some practical concerns:

Increasing your water intake means you will spend more time going to the bathroom, but you will spend less time at the doctor’s office since you will be so much healthier. You might be at the work water cooler more often, but you won’t be at Happy Hour, as you will find your overall health improving so much you could be taking up new after work pursuits.

So how much water do I drink? As much as possible. The old rule of thumb was to take your body weight, divide it by 2 and then that was the number of ounces one should drink on a given day- more or less. I have tried this and it always leaves me thirsty, and often with a headache.

In addition, I drink very little caffeine, as that dehydrates me. I only drink water, seltzer or tea. I know it is not super sexy, but I feel great.

My TMI way of knowing I am on track, if I go to the bathroom, and my urine is yellow, I know I am dehydrated and need to drink more water. First thing in the morning, it is normal to have yellow urine, but any other time of the day, it shows I need to drink more water.

How much water do you drink?

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