Do you drink enough water? How much water is really enough? It’s easy to figure out with a simple math equation. Start with your weight in pounds, divide by 2, that equals the number of ounces you should drink a day: 8 ounces equals one glass of water. For an example a 130 pound person would drink eight glasses of water a day. Roughly 60 percent of the body is made of water. Drinking enough H2O maintains the body’s fluid balance, which helps transport nutrients in the body, regulate body temperature, digest food, and more. The benefits of drinking water and proper hydration are endless! Check it out!
Forget other diet tricks—drinking water could also help with weight loss. Numerous studies have found a connection between water consumption and losing a few pounds . The secret reason? Water simply helps people feel full, and as a result consume fewer calories.
Sweating at the gym causes muscles to lose water. And when the muscles don’t have enough water, they get tired . So for extra energy, try drinking water to push through that morning work out routine.
Certain toxins in the body can cause the skin to inflame, which results in clogged pores and acne . Water reduces wrinkles and red blotches water flushes out toxins and can reduce pimples.
Our kidneys process 200 quarts of blood daily, sifting out waste and transporting urine to the bladder. Your kidneys need enough fluid to clear away what we don’t need in the body. Let's drink to that!
In order to really focus, a glass of water could help people concentrate and stay refreshed and alert! Water can help fight those tired eyes too. One of the most common symptoms of dehydration is feeling tired.
Hangover & Pain Prevention:
If booze has got the best of you, help a hangover with a glass of water to hydrate the body and stop that pounding headache. A little water can really go a long way. Aching joints and muscle cramps and strains can all occur if the body is dehydrated .
Nobody wants to deal with digestion issues. Luckily, drinking enough water adds fluid to the colon that helps make things, move more smoothly.
Helps fight sickness and boosts immunity:
Water may help with decongestion and dehydration, helping the body bounce back when feeling under the weather. Drinking fluids hasn’t been scientifically proven to beat colds but it definitely aids in the process of healing.
A Study in London found a link between students bringing water into an exam room and better grades, suggesting H2O promotes clearer thinking. While it’s unclear if drinking the water had anything to do with a better score, it doesn’t hurt to try it out!
Here’s some ideas on how to keep yourself hydrated:
*Begin by drinking a glass of water as soon as you wake up
*Drink a glass 30 minutes before eating any big meal.
*On a cold day try hot water with lemon or with lemon and ginger.
*Drink Hot Green tea
(Green tea has natural chemicals called polyphenols they are what are thought to provide its anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic effects. Green tea is approximately 20-45 percent polyphenols by weight, of which 60-80 percent are catechins such as EGCG. Catechins are antioxidants that are said to help prevent cell damage
Tea also count in your water tally. Many used to believe that they were dehydrating, but that myth has been debunked. The diuretic effect does not offset hydration.)
*Get in the habit of keeping a water bottle on hand at all times.
*Add a squeeze of citrus or slices of fruit to the glass, if the taste bothers you or if you’re looking for more variety.
*I love to drink water with bubbles. Seltzer or soda water with fruit.
So many ways to get all the benefits of water! So drink up! Your body will love you for it!