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Drink Water! Tips & benefits of drinking water

Posted Oct 19 2011 6:21pm

I figured I’d stick with the whole wet theme of today and discuss water.

First, how much water should you have daily?

Check out these charts for some ballpark ideas on how much you need based on weight.

daily intake water chart

Tips on how to make drinking water easier:

-the obvious, have a reusable water bottle with you at all times so you can sip throughout the day
-while at work (I say at work since most people work 8 hour days) drink have a glass every hour and a half and a large percentage of your daily intake will be done (of course this works best if you can get to the bathroom a lot during the day as well!)
-add True Citrus to your water for a refreshing fruity natural flavored water
-after going pee (ok I so cannot say tinkle or any other cute word), drink another glass of water–replenish what you just let go of
-drink water infused with fruit (ck. out this cool infusion jug )
-sign up for the Brita Challenge (contests seem to make doing things easier, gives you extra incentive-as if better health & hydration wasn’t enough)

Benefits of drinking water

-Water helps to eliminate toxins, detoxifies body
-Hydrates the body (did you know your brain is 90% water!? and muscles 75% and blood 83%)
-Helps with metabolism
-Regulates body temperature
-Protects & moisturizes our joints
-Natural remedy for headaches since every cell needs water, if you’re dehydrated you’re more prone to headaches
-Helps with digestion
-Helps you lose weight- reduces hunger, acting as an effective appetite suppressant so you’ll eat less. Water has zero calories

See how a previous water hater started drinking water and liking it .

Question of the day
How much water do YOU drink?
Do you like water?

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