Wednesday October 11, 2017
Drink More Water
How much water should I drink per day?
This is a simple question with no simple answer.
The amount of water intake varies per individual. However, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine determined that an adequate daily water intake as:
• Women: 2.7 liters of water (91 ounces)
• Men: 3.7 liters of water (125 ounces)
Even if you cannot determine how much water to drink, by simply drinking “more water” compared to other drinks on a daily basis, you gain consistency in higher daily water intake. The health benefits from proper water hydration include:
• Helps to Rid of Metabolic Wastes (through urination, perspiration, bowel movements)
• Regulates Body Temperature
• Proper Joint Lubrication and Promotes Weight Bearing Cushioning
• Promotes Mental Clarity & Energy
Factors that influence water consumption include daily activity level. Individuals who exercise or have physical labor jobs demand a greater water intake due to perspiration. Hot climate or temperatures requires people to stay hydrated consistently. Pregnancy or breast feeding helps stay hydrated while meeting the nutritional & developmental demands of pregnancy.
3 Ways to Increase Water Consumption:
• Convenience is Key. Buy Disposable Water Bottles. Drink & Recycle.
• Buy 3 Reusable Water Bottles. One for Work, One for Home, One for the Car
• Drink Water Upon Waking and Before Bed.