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How Much Water Should you Drink Daily?




Since grade school we have constantly heard that our bodies are mostly made of water, and how important it is that we consume plenty of it. Even though we know how important this is, it can be difficult to follow a consistent routine that allows the appropriate amount of water intake. This post is dedicated to presenting ways to make drinking water easier and more enjoyable.


How much water should you be drinking?

I’m sure you have heard that it has always been recommended that we drink 8 glasses of water a day. But how big are these glasses? And our bodies all different and require different needs so can this really be inclusive?


This outdated suggestion has been replaced with the simpler and relative recommendation of drinking half your body weight in ounces. So it’s simple, if a person were to weigh 200 pounds, 100 ounces of water per day would be a safe recommended amount of water to consume to remain hydrated.


This is the average amount a person should consume when they are not participating in strenuous activity. When anything is done that expels more energy than usual, such as exercising or working outdoors, additional water should be consumed throughout the day. Making sure you are consuming more water also correlates with your diet. If someone is in-taking a large amount of salt one day, it would be beneficial to drink more water than usual, since salt can dehydrate the body.


Why is drinking this much water so crucial?

Every day our bodies lose water through the simplest functions such as breathing, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. And since we need our bodies to function properly, it is important that we replenish this water that is loss.


When your body experiences dehydration you may see it manifest physically and mentally. Dehydration can cause issues in concentration, constipation, dizziness, fatigue, headaches, joint and muscle pain, low blood pressure, and breathing, and weight gain. These effects that can be caused by dehydration can often times be combated by the endless benefits of consuming the needed amount of water everyday.


Benefits of drinking water:


· Beautiful hydrated skin

· Flushes out toxins from your body

· Staying alert and avoid fatigue

· Aids weight loss

· Prevent and relieve headaches

· Prevents and relieves menstrual and body cramps

· Maintains body regularity

· Boosts Immune System


But How do You Make Consuming Water Easier?


1. Drink a glass after waking up and while getting ready for your day

Instead of that morning cup of Joe, or maybe just before, make an effort to drink at least a glass of water to get your system running. Being asleep for hours at night, your body is in need of the hydration, just as if you were awake during the day. This early start also gets your metabolism going , helps your body flush out toxins, and can also prevent you from overeating throughout the day. Adding lemon or apple cider vinegar to this first glass in the morning can greatly help with weight loss, especially in the midsection, a problem area for many.


Detox water is infused water that helps flush your system of toxins and improves your health. Many people love this infusion of water because it adds some flavor to their necessary water intake. By allowing the water to sit with the whole fruit slices in the fridge, fruits such as lemons and limes truly allow their nutrients to infuse the water.


2. Drink water in-between snacks and meals

Between major meals some of us like to snack. Even if they are healthy snacks like carrots and hummus in comparison to something like chips, water consumption can still help you kick the habit of mindless eating, all while staying hydrated.


3. Drinking tea at night before bed while winding down.

Naturally decaffeinated tea such as chamomile and other herbal teas can not only add to your daily water intake, but they can help you relax and fall asleep; allowing you to be hydrated and get the proper rest that your body needs.


4. Carry around a water bottle

First things first, carrying around a water bottle is extremely economical. Sure you can order water if you go out yo eat, but let’s face it, it can be a hit or miss with taste when it comes to the water that is provided. Not all tap water is delightful to drink. Although restaurants and most places will give you a free cup of water, if you want a bottle you will have to purchase it.

Bringing your own water bottle in your purse or backpack, leaving one in the car, or just having it in hand will ensure that you are prepared at anytime and any placed to stay hydrated and quench your thirst. And you'll be saving the planet as well; one sip at a time.


5. Invest in a good quality and appealing water bottle

I find that when I have something cute and aesthetically pleasing, I am more inclined to use it and have it around. I think the same idea is applied to a water bottle. Having one that fits your style, and space makes it easier to bring along with you. Ready to be filled up by a water fountain, you never have to worry about buying plastic water bottles, in turn helping the environment and your pockets.


6. Set drinking goals

Set time periods throughout the day to drink a certain amount of water. There are clever ways to do this, like marking actual times on your water bottle. Or setting a goal of finishing a liter by a specific time during the day. Knowing how much a water bottle holds can give you perspective of how many of those filled water bottle/canteens that you strive to finish before you hit the sack at night.


7. Drink instead of mindlessly snacking

Whenever you have that urge to unnecessarily snack (Guilty as charged over here) instead drink water. A method that has been proven to be effective is to drink a sip of water in between each number when counting to 100. This is thought to kick that urge to grab a snack when you’re actually not really hungry, but are mindlessly eating as we often do in times of boredom or stress.


8. Replace Juice and Soda with carbonated/Infused water

Some of us just enjoy the idea of drinking something sweet and delicious. Our first thought would probably be something like lemonade or a soda. Being someone who does not drink juice or soda during my day to day, drinking something like a sparkling beverage truly tastes like a treat, all while adding to my daily water consumption. It’s a win win!


Recommended brands:

Poland Spring Spring Black-cherry flavor Sparkling Water

This tastes like legit soda in my opinion. And with no calories, sugars, sodium or caffeine, it should be a crime to be this enjoyable without the quilt.


I also really love the Lime flavored Perrier sparkling water. A refreshing carbonated beverage that gives the same sensation as drinking a soft drink such as Sprite, without all the additives!

These are just two of my favorites, but there are so many brands and flavors out there to try! Let me know if you have others that are your favs!

Coconut water

Being active is an important aspect of wellness. Replenishing your electrolytes after completing active forms of exercise is also important. The electrolytes our body needs are often replenished by sugary sports drinks that we are used to, but they can actually be replaced by coconut water.

Coconut water is a great alternative to some sports drinks because it is high in potassium, which is great for electrolyte replacement.


9. Download an App

Some people are just tech savvy and like to have everything on their phones rather than in something like a notebook. Whether it is their calendar or alarm clocks, the applications on phones can be super reliable and convenient. So why not add an app that can also help you with drinking more water. There are three completely free apps that are highly recommended.

1. Daily Water

Daily Water is designed to help you set drinking water goals and track the volume of water they are drinking on a daily basis. The app allows for schedule reminders and offers a basic statistical analysis of the amount of what you have consumed over the course of a day, week or month. Download the app here.

2. iDrated

iDrated can monitor how hydrated your body is at any given moment, keep track of the last time you had a drink of water, and tell you when you are due to drink again. Learn more and download here.

3. Waterlogged

Waterlogged allows you to set reminders for yourself at scheduled or random intervals to get something to drink and keeps track of how well you are meeting your daily water drinking goals. Learn more about the app and download the app here .

10. Challenge with family/friends:

When you make something a competition, it can be inevitably more motivating and enjoyable. After following this challenge of consuming more water everyday, maybe it will become a habit that becomes apart of your routine. Get others in your life to download the apps as well or simply motivate each other, seeing who can stay committed to drinking a set amount of water. Having accountability partners in life can truly make all the difference. When it comes to health it is especially true!

What are some habits that you adopt to make sure you are drinking enough water everyday?

Wishing you Peace and Prosperity.

How Much Water Should you Drink Daily?


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Stay Hydrated my Friends

Since grade school we have constantly heard that our bodies are mostly made of water, and how important it is that we consume plenty of it. Even though we know how important this is, it can be difficult to follow a consistent routine that allows the appropriate amount of water intake. This week’s alternative wellness will present ways to make drinking water easier and more enjoyable.

How much water should you be drinking?

I’m sure you have heard that it has always been recommended that we drink 8 glasses of water a day. But how big are these glasses? And our bodies all different and require different needs so can this really be inclusive?

This outdated suggestion has been replaced with the simpler and relative recommendation of drinking half your body weight in ounces. So it’s simple, if a person were to weigh 200 pounds, 100 ounces of water per day would be a safe amount of water to consume to remain hydrated.

This is the average amount a person should consume when they are not participating in strenuous activity. When anything is done that expels more energy than usual, such as exercising or working outdoors, additional water should be consumed throughout the day.

Why is drinking this much water so crucial?

Every day our bodies lose water through the simplest functions such as breathing, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. And since we need our bodies to function properly, it is important that we replenish this water that is loss.

When your body experiences dehydration you may see it manifest physically and mentally. Dehydration can cause issues in concentration, constipation, dizziness, fatigue, headaches, joint and muscle pain, low blood pressure, and breathing, and weight gain.

These issues that can be caused by dehydration can be combated by the endless benefits of consuming the needed amount of water everyday.

Benefits of drinking water:

· Beautiful hydrated skin

· Flushing out toxins from your body

· Staying alert and avoid Fatigue

· Aids Weight loss

· Prevent and relieve headaches

· Prevent and relieve menstrual and body cramps

· Maintains body regularity

· Boosts Immune System

But How do You Make Consuming Water Easier?

1. Drink a glass after waking up and while getting ready for your day

Instead of that morning cup of Joe, or maybe just before, make an effort to drink at least a glass of water to get your system running. Being asleep for hours at night, your body is in need of the hydration, just as if you were awake during the day. This early start also gets your metabolism going , helps your body flush out toxins, and can also prevent you from overeating throughout the day. Adding lemon or apple cider vinegar to this first glass in the morning can greatly help with weight loss, especially in the midsection, a problem area for many.

Detox water is infused water that helps flush your system of toxins and improves your health. Many people love this infusion of water because it adds some flavor to their necessary water intake. By allowing the water to sit with the whole fruit slices in the fridge, fruits such as lemons and limes truly allow their aesthetic to infuse the water.

2. Drink water in-between snacks and meals

Between major meals some of us like to snack. Even if they are healthy snacks like carrots and hummus in comparison to something like chips, water consumption is still necessary and important. Making sure that you are drinking water along with these snacks can make reaching your water intake goal that much more attainable

3. Drinking tea at night before bed while winding down.

Naturally decaffeinated tea such as chamomile and other herbal teas can not only add to your daily water intake, but they can help you relax fall asleep; allowing you to be hydrated and get the proper rest that your body needs.

4. Carry around a water bottle

First thing first, carrying around a water bottle is extremely economical. Sure you can order water if you go out yo eat, but let’s face it, it can be a hot or miss with taste when it comes to the water that is provided. Not all tap water is delightful to drink. Although restaurants and most places will give you a free cup of water, if you want a bottle you will have to purchase it.

Bringing your own water bottle in your purse or backpack, leaving one in the car, or just having it in hand will ensure that you are prepared at anytime and any placed to stay hydrated and quench your thirst.

5. Invest in a good quality and appeling water bottle

I find that when I have something cute and aesthetically pleasing, I am more inclined to use it and have it around. I think the same idea is applied to a water bottle. Having one that fits your style, and space makes it easier to bring along with you. Ready to be filled up by a water fountain, you never have to worry about buying plastic water bottles, in turn helping the environment.

6. Set drinking goals

Set time periods throughout the day to drink a certain amount of water. There are clever ways to do this, like marking actual times on your water bottle. Or setting a goal of finishing a liter by a specific time during the day. Knowing how much a water bottle holds can give you perspective of how many of those filled water bottle/canteens that you strive to finish before you hit the sack at night.

7. Drink instead of mindlessly snacking

Whenever you have that urge to unnecessarily snack (Guilty as charged over here) instead drink water. A method that has been proven to be effective is to drink a sip of water in between counting to 100. This is thought to kick that urge to grab a snack when you’re actually not really hungry, but are mindlessly eating as we often do in times of boredom or stress.

8. Replace Juice and Soda with carbonated/Infused water

Some of us just enjoy the idea of drinking something sweet and delicious. Our first thought would probably be something like lemonade or a soda. Being someone who does not drink juice or soda during my day to day, drinking something like a sparkling beverage truly tastes like a treat, all while adding to my daily water consumption. It’s a win win!

Recommended brands:

Poland Spring Spring Black-cherry flavor Sparkling Water

This tastes like legit soda in my opinion. And with no calories, sugars, sodium or caffeine, it should be a crime to be this enjoyable without the quilt.

📷

I also really love the Lime flavored Perrier sparkling water. A refreshing carbonated beverage that gives the same sensation as drinking a soft drink such as Sprite, without all the additives!

These are just two of my favorites, but there are so many brands and flavors out there to try! Let me know if you have others that are your favs!

Coconut water

📷

Being active is an important aspect of wellness. Replenishing your electrolytes after completing active forms of exercise is also important. The electrolytes our body needs are often replenished by sugary sports drinks that we are used to, but they can actually be replaced by coconut water.

Coconut water is a great alternative to some sports drinks because it is high in potassium, which is great for electrolyte replacement.

9. Download an App

Some people are just tech savvy and like to have everything on their phones rather than in something like a notebook. Whether it is their calendar or alarm clocks, the applications on phones can be super reliable and convenient. So why not add an app that can also help you with drinking more water. There are three completely free apps that are highly recommended.

1. Daily Water

Daily Water is designed to help you set drinking water goals and track the volume of water they are drinking on a daily basis. The app allows for schedule reminders and offers a basic statistical analysis of the amount of what you have consumed over the course of a day, week or month. Download the app here.

2. iDrated

iDrated can monitor how hydrated your body is at any given moment, keep track of the last time you had a drink of water, and tell you when you are due to drink again. Learn more and download here.

3. Waterlogged

Waterlogged allows you to set reminders for yourself at scheduled or random intervals to get something to drink and keeps track of how well you are meeting your daily water drinking goals. Learn more about the app and download the app here .

10. Challenge with family/friends:

When you make something a competition, it can be inevitably more motivating and enjoyable. After following this challenge of consuming more water everyday, maybe it will become a habit that becomes apart of your routine. Get others in your life to download the apps as well or simply motivate each other, seeing who can stay committed to drinking a set amount of water. Having accountability partners in life can truly make all the difference. When it comes to health it is especially true!

What are some habits that you adopt to make sure you are drinking enough water everyday?

Wishing you Peace and Prosperity.


According to Mayo Clinic

How much water should you drink each day? It's a simple question with no easy answer.

Studies have produced varying recommendations over the years. But your individual water needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are and where you live.

No single formula fits everyone. But knowing more about your body's need for fluids will help you estimate how much water to drink each day.

Health benefits of water

Water is your body's principal chemical component and makes up about 60 percent of your body weight. Your body depends on water to survive.

Every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs water to work properly. For example, water:

Gets rid of wastes through urination, perspiration and bowel movementsKeeps your temperature normalLubricates and cushions jointsProtects sensitive tissues

Lack of water can lead to dehydration — a condition that occurs when you don't have enough water in your body to carry out normal functions. Even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired.

How much water do you need?

Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. For your body to function properly, you must replenish its water supply by consuming beverages and foods that contain water.

So how much fluid does the average, healthy adult living in a temperate climate need? The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is:

About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids for menAbout 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women

These recommendations cover fluids from water, other beverages and food. About 20 percent of daily fluid intake usually comes from food and the rest from drinks.

What about the advice to drink 8 glasses a day?

You've probably heard the advice, "Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day." That's easy to remember, and it's a reasonable goal.

Most healthy people can stay hydrated by drinking water and other fluids whenever they feel thirsty. For some people, fewer than eight glasses a day might be enough. But other people might need more.

Factors that influence water needs

You might need to modify your total fluid intake based on several factors:

Exercise. If you do any activity that makes you sweat, you need to drink extra water to cover the fluid loss. It's important to drink water before, during and after a workout. If exercise is intense and lasts more than an hour, a sports drink can replace minerals in your blood (electrolytes) lost through sweat.Environment. Hot or humid weather can make you sweat and requires additional fluid intake. Dehydration also can occur at high altitudes.Overall health. Your body loses fluids when you have a fever, vomiting or diarrhea. Drink more water or follow a doctor's recommendation to drink oral rehydration solutions. Other conditions that might require increased fluid intake include bladder infections and urinary tract stones.Pregnancy or breast-feeding. Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding need additional fluids to stay hydrated. The Office on Women's Health recommends that pregnant women drink about 10 cups (2.4 liters) of fluids daily and women who breast-feed consume about 13 cups (3.1 liters) of fluids a day.

Beyond the tap: Other sources of water

You don't need to rely only on what you drink to meet your fluid needs. What you eat also provides a significant portion. For example, many fruits and vegetables, such as watermelon and spinach, are almost 100 percent water by weight.

In addition, beverages such as milk, juice and herbal teas are composed mostly of water. Even caffeinated drinks — such as coffee and soda — can contribute to your daily water intake. But water is your best bet because it's calorie-free, inexpensive and readily available.

Sports drinks should be used only when you're exercising intensely for more than an hour. These drinks help replace electrolytes lost through perspiration and sugar needed for energy during longer bouts of exercise.

Energy drinks are different from sports drinks. Energy drinks generally aren't formulated to replace electrolytes. Energy drinks also usually contain large amounts of caffeine or other stimulants, sugar, and other additives.

Staying safely hydrated

Your fluid intake is probably adequate if:

You rarely feel thirstyYour urine is colorless or light yellow

A doctor or registered dietitian can help you determine the amount of water that's right for you every day.

To prevent dehydration and make sure your body has the fluids it needs, make water your beverage of choice. It's also a good idea to:

Drink a glass of water or other calorie-free or low-calorie beverage with each meal and between each meal.Drink water before, during and after exercise.Drink water if you're feeling hungry. Thirst is often confused with hunger.

Although uncommon, it's possible to drink too much water. When your kidneys can't excrete the excess water, the sodium content of your blood is diluted (hyponatremia) — which can be life-threatening.

Athletes — especially if they participate in long or intense workouts or endurance events — are at higher risk of hyponatremia. In general, though, drinking too much water is rare in healthy adults who eat an average American diet.


According to the

It’s important for your body to have plenty of fluids each day. Water helps you digest your food, absorb nutrients from food, and then get rid of the unused waste. Water is found in foods—both solids and liquids, as well as in its natural state.

With age, you might lose some of your sense of thirst. To further complicate matters, some medicines might make it even more important to have plenty of fluids.

Remember, water is a good way to add fluids to your daily routine without adding calories.

Try these tips for getting enough fluids:

Don’t wait until you feel thirsty to drink water or other fluids.Take sips of water, milk, or juice between bites during meals.Add liquids throughout the day.Have a cup of low-fat soup as an afternoon snack.Drink a full glass of water when you take a pill.Have a glass of water before you exercise.Drink fat-free or low-fat milk, or other drinks without added sugars.If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so sensibly and in moderation. That means up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks for men.Don’t stop drinking liquids if you have a urinary control problem. Talk with your doctor about treatment.


The amount of water a person should drink daily can vary depending on various factors, including individual needs, activity level, climate, and overall health. However, a general guideline is to aim for about 8 cups (64 ounces) of water per day, which is often referred to as the "8x8" rule. This means consuming eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily.

Here are some considerations to help determine your daily water intake:

  1. Individual Needs: Your water intake may differ from someone else's based on your age, gender, weight, and overall health. Pregnant or breastfeeding women, for example, may require more water.

  2. Climate and Activity Level: Hot and humid weather or engaging in strenuous physical activity can lead to increased fluid loss through sweat. In such cases, you may need to drink more water to stay hydrated.

  3. Thirst: Your body's natural thirst cues can be a good indicator of when you need to drink water. Listen to your body and drink when you feel thirsty.

  4. Medical Conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as kidney stones or urinary tract infections, may require increased water intake as advised by a healthcare professional.

  5. Diet: The foods you eat also contribute to your daily water intake. Fruits and vegetables, for example, contain water and can help hydrate you.

  6. Beverages: Other beverages you consume, such as tea, coffee, and non-sweetened herbal infusions, also contribute to your daily fluid intake. However, some caffeinated beverages may have a mild diuretic effect, so it's essential to balance them with water.

  7. Hydration Needs: Factors like fever, illness, or excessive sweating can increase your hydration needs. In such cases, you may need to drink more water to stay properly hydrated.

While the "8x8" rule is a reasonable guideline for many people, it's not a one-size-fits-all recommendation. Pay attention to your body's signals and adjust your water intake accordingly. The goal is to maintain proper hydration to support overall health and well-being.

If you have specific concerns about your hydration needs or any underlying medical conditions, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized guidance on how much water you should drink daily.



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