Our bodies are made up of more than 70 percent of water. Not drinking enough water effects the appearance of our skin, can make us feel tired and sluggish, and does now allow our liver to clear itself out as well, as well as affecting many other important roles of our body’s health.
What is a good water supply for daily intake? How much water to drink a day is easily measured by dividing your body weight in pounds by half, and use that number as the amount of ounces you should drink each day. For example, a woman that is 128 pounds should drink 64 ounces of water a day, or eight 8 ounce glasses of water. The more you weigh, the more water you can drink, and the more petite among us would drink less. For weight loss, you would add three or four extra cups of water for each 50 pounds you would like to lose.
[please note: if you have high blood pressure, are on a special diet, or have special medical needs, please consult your doctor first]
Great benefits of drinking water…we looker younger and healthier (our skin is not dehydrated or sallow, instead it glows!), we feel better (more energized) and refreshed, we are cleaning our impurities from our body faster (healthier blood, clearer skin), and everything in our bodies works optimally well it’s well hydrated.
If you are not used to drinking water in large quanities, you can slowly work your way up to your ideal intake. Start with two or three glasses a day, and add an additional glass every few days or so. You can add some lemon juice to flavor tap water, or you can drink water at room temperature if lots of cold water gives you an ice cream headache. Drinking it slowly throughout the day is best (if you drink eight glasses within a few hours, it won’t all be absorbed). Others ideas friends have given me…make an ice slushy (use eight ounces worth of ice and add in some fruit, for a tasty way to take your water). Add ice to all your other drinks, so at least you are having some more water with that soda. Drink from a beautiful glass or with a novelty straw to make it more fun. Eat foods with high water content (soup, watermelon, etc).
I’ve always loved water…lots of it. To me it is the best drink in the world…refreshing, revitalizing…I just love it! I sometime like to boil some water and add some lemon and honey…a delicious non-tea! (No caffeine, low calories, very tasty), other times I just add a few wedges of organic lemons to a tall, cold glass. I’m the person in the restaurant who never wants to drink anything but water, the woman who often has a bottled water in her car with her, and a full pitcher of water in her fridge on the most prominent shelf (no tap water – filtered water). Try adding this daily habit of drinking lots of water to your daily routine and see if your energy, appearance, and mood change for the better!
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