We've all heard that it's important to drink water, but how much should we be drinking and why is it so important?
The best way to grow in health and wellness is by making one small change at a time. One change that you can make in your life that will have a huge positive impact is ensuring that you’re consuming enough water each day.
Water intake is by far one of the quickest and most effective things you can do to benefit your health.
Increasing your water consumption is something that requires only a small amount of determination and willpower (or there’s even apps on your phone for that!). Despite this fact many people still struggle to make this easy lifestyle change. Our hope is that by understanding the importance of water intake, you will be inspired to commit to making this easy and free lifestyle change.
The Importance of Water
So, why is it so important to have the appropriate amount of water consumption each day? Well, water is an absolutely critical nutrient for our body, in fact an absence of it is lethal to humans within days. Water is used in every single system of our body in some way, and in adults water can account for 55% of our overall body mass. Because of this, water is directly linked to our body’s physical and mental performance. Feeling a little tired or foggy? Increasing water intake can greatly improve cognitive function as well as energy.
How Much Water?
Clearly water holds a lot of important roles in our body, so we need to make sure we’re consuming the right amount throughout our day. Many people ask how much water should I be drinking? You should consume roughly half your bodyweight in ounces per day, so a 160 pound person should aim for 80 ounces of water each day! Set yourself up for success in this by always ensuring that you have a water bottle with you, this is a great reminder to drink throughout the day. It is also important to start the day with two large glasses of cold water; this is not only a great way to make sure you get your daily intake requirements, but it also has been shown to boost your metabolism and help with weight loss. How much water are you consuming each day? If you’re not currently drinking enough, we’re confident that this one simple lifestyle change will make a large difference in your health and wellness.
Want to read more? Check out https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2908954/
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