January 15, 2015

Swim in a Glass of Water

It would be difficult to swim in a glass of water. But the point is we should be drinking water all the time… As if we are swimming in it. Kinda. Stick with me.
Much of our body consists of water. 60% of water.
Our bodies thrive on consuming water (and as you already know… In extreme settings, we can survive longer with water than food).
Many times when we are thirsty, we could really be dehydrated.
Water is so good for us. But with flavored drinks, sodas, fruit juices, and other flavors, plain fresh water isn’t always cool. But I vote for a comeback. Plain, fresh (even chilled) water is cool. Pun intended.
Water helps with weight loss, digestion and absorption, circulation, maintaining body temperature, reducing headaches, slowing down intoxication, improve your skin, etc. But we also lose water through breathing, evaporation, urine, stool, etc. So we must replace water to avoid dehydration.
How much water should we be drink? Well it can depend. Males, females, active, sedentary, adults, children, etc. You many need more than you think… Or maybe less than you think. I don’t know what you are thinking. But nonetheless, we should be drinking water throughout the day plus more if we are exercising.
There are many recommendations…. 8-10 glasses per day… Or even more water if you are a male… Or taking 0.6 x your body weight to determine the amount of fluid ounces to consume… Or even the recommendation of 9-12 cups per day…
Nonetheless, the key is more water than we are likely consuming.
What about drinking teas, soups, and other foods/drinks which contain water? Yeah, that’s great but let’s create a habit of drinking fresh, clean water. Heck, we are a first world country with access to FREE fresh, clean water!
Don’t like the taste of plain water? Add slices of oranges, lemons, or mint leaves! Jazz it up naturally. Try something new.
Is it possible to consume too much water? Sure. Anything is possible. However you would need to be drinking A LOT of water.
So instead of your soda or energy drink, give your body a big gulp of water. Your body will thank you.

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