How Much Water Should You Be drinking?  

That is the question!  

This is something we all know we should be doing…BUT…do you drink enough water?  

The body is made up of over 55% water depending on your body type. The most common suggested daily amount that you should be drinking is the 8 x 8 rule, drink 8 glasses with 8 oz of water per day. 

That is a general rule of thumb but the amount of water you should be drinking will vary from person to person. Based on age, height, and weight. If you want to know more about how much water you should be drinking, click here for a water intake calculator.

I am now starting my day with a 16 oz cup of lukewarm water with half a lemon squeezed into it. This is a great way to kick start your system first thing and flush out any toxins that have accumulated over night. 

Did you know that mild dehydration (losing as little as 1-3% of your body’s water content) can significantly impair your physical performance, energy levels, impair your mood, reduce motivation, increase fatigue, and lead to major reductions in memory and brain function. Sorry I don’t mean to scare you, but it is important to know!  

It is said that being dehydrated can also be the cause of headaches. There are different types of headaches and not enough studies have been done yet to gain further information, but staying hydrated can help minimize headache symptoms. After all our brains are comprised of 75% water.  

Something else that might be of interest…if you are looking to shed a few pounds, try drinking 16 oz of water about half an hour before your meal. During a study it showed that those who did this lost 44% more than those who did not. Once your tummy is full, you are more likely to eat less.  

The benefits of drinking an adequate amount of water will be felt throughout your whole body. Your kidneys will remove wastewater from your body, your urinary tract will be flushed out more preventing infection and hopefully stones, your cardiovascular system will be improved as well, and your joints and bones will thank you.

Lemon Water

Overall if you start your day with a warm glass of water, you can help stop the signs of premature aging. With many health benefits like alleviating pain, help with weight loss, improved digestion, and blood circulation and of course the issue everyone encounters at some point…constipation!  

Water can be both refreshing and boring all at the same time, so why not infuse your water with things like lemons, limes, berries, or cucumber. This might spice up the flavour of your water a bit and you will gain the added nutrients from what you’ve decided to put in it.  

So why not raise a glass and cheers in amazement at what this clear fluid can do for you.

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Aileen Blair
Aileen Blair

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