Did you know that drinking water can better our health? Also, did you know that our bodies are 70 percent water? They are. Therefore keeping properly hydrated has many health benefits. Today we have many sources of water available to us. In this blog, we will discuss how drinking water for better health. We will discuss how much water should we drink, and what our best sources of water are.
How much water should we drink?
- How much water should we drink? When drinking water for better health the general rule is to divide your body weight by 2. That will give you the estimated number of ounces of water you should drink each day. Drink about 1/3rd of that amount early in the day. Example: A 120-pound person should drink 60 ounces, or just shy of 2 quarts of water per day. Drink 20 ounces in the first few hours along with 8 to 10 ounces drank on rising. The objective of this early morning quantity is two-fold. It is to flush the toxins that our body has processed for elimination. And secondly, to replace the 6 to 8 ounces of fluid we lost while sleeping. There are some circumstances that may require us to drink additional water. If you work out, work a job that is heavy labor, play sports, spend time in the sun, live or work in a dry or windy climate, have a fever, or are pregnant you will require additional water to replace the water you are losing through the skin.