Here are 4 simple reasons why you need to drink more water…
Did you know that our brain is comprised of 73 percent water?
Did you know that the lungs are made up of 83 percent water?
Did you know the muscles in our body are composed of 79 percent water?
Did you know that water impacts 100% of the functions in our body?
In general, the human body is made up of 60% water. That is almost two-third of who we are. Do you drink water? Not drinking enough water throughout the day can take a toll on our body and result in some adverse effects. Do you ever feel tired, sluggish, and not enough pep-n-go? You need to drink some water.
A Recap on the Benefits of Drinking Water
Drinking water does more than quenching your thirst. Drinking water can:
- Act as a natural purifier and get rid of toxin from our system
- Lubricate the join for more range of flexibility
- Ease strains and muscle cramps
- Balance the blood pressure of our body and prevent it from falling to an unhealthy level
- Stimulate blood flow to boost productivity
- Keep the temperature of your body within a normal range
The list can go on and on!
How Much Water Should You Drink?
There are a variety of factors that determine the amount of water you should drink, and these include whether you have any health problems, how physically active you are, and the climate you live in. However, there are many recommendations by health gurus on how much water a person should drink. The “rule of 8×8” is the most common recommendation.
Drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day should be sufficient. This is up to two liters or half a gallon. Of course, if you are drinking to lose weight or have been sweating a lot, then that amount can be different.
If you keep your body hydrated, you can improve healing time, because a well-hydrated body heals faster.
Will Tea or Coffee work as a Substitute?
If you drink tea or coffee, it is recommended that you should drink one 8-ounce glass of water for every glass of tea or a cup of coffee? Tea and coffee can increase the amount of water that is secreted, or lost, by the kidneys because they are diuretics. You need to drink enough water to replace the water loss.
To keep things simple, get in the habit of drinking water regularly throughout the day. You don’t need to excessively preoccupy your mind with hitting a particular number of bottles, cups, gallons, or liters of water each day.
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