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Drink Water: Why, How Much, and How

Drink water? Are you one of the many people who donít like to drink water? As you probably already know, water is very important to your health.

Even though some think it is bland, inconvenient, and not necessary, some experts say that 55% to 75% of the body is made up of water, and that muscles contain more water than fat.

A person exhales up to two cups of water on a normal day and more when it is cold or he/she is exercising. Perspiration makes a person lose even more water.

Because the body is made up of water and we lose water daily from normal activities, it is very important to drink water in the proper amount.

If you are under the doctorís care, please seek his or her expertise about how much water you should drink.

The following are is a list of some benefits of drinking water, information about how much to to drink, and how to sneak some extra water into your routine.

Benefits of Water
You should drink water to prevent the negatives of taking in too little water and to gain the benefits of taking in the proper amount. We lose water every day through activities, as noted above.

Not replenishing the water you lose can cause you to lose some of your critical thinking ability, become tired, experience low exercise performance, become dehydrated, and suffer other medical conditions.

You should drink the proper amount of water, so you can experience benefits like lessening the chance of kidney stones, keeping joints lubricated, preventing and lessening the severity of colds and flu, helping to prevent constipation, and helping with weight loss.

If you don't like to drink water like me (smile), think about the benefits. We need to drink it, in order to live.

How Much Water Do You Need?
A quick tip to see if you are drinking enough water is look at your urine. Urine should be clear to a very faint yellow. If the scent of your urine is strong and the color is dark than you are probably not drinking enough water.

Many of us have been taught to drink 6 to 8 glasses (i.e., 8 oz.) of water a day. That is 48 to 64 ounces of water a day.

Some of todayís fitness experts suggest that you should take your body weight and divide it in half. If you weigh 180 pounds, the amount of water you drink should be 90 ounces of water.

Even if you are unwilling to drink this amount of water, you should strive to drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water a day. If that is too hard, try to drink 5 glasses with a mind to grow towards a healthier amount. You need water, in order for your body to function properly.

How Can You Get More Water in My Body?
Here are a few tips about how to get more water into your body. In the morning, drink a full glass of water. If you exercise, drink another full glass of water.

Drink water with your three meals and two snacks throughout the day. Try to get two more glasses in, while eating your larger meals of breakfast and lunch.

Foods prepared with water will also give you needed ounces of water. Eating broth based soups and fruits are other ways to increase your water intake.

If you donít like plan water, try flavor waters, tea, or even put unsweetened powder packs in you bottles of water. Some people carry around a water bottle and refill after they drink it down to ensure they get their water intake.

If you are like me, just down it, and get it out of the way. Try different ways to increase your water intake.

Water is a necessary part of healthy living. We need water,just like we need food and air. Try to at least do the minimal daily intake of 6 to 8 glasses of water a day. Try the different ways to get your water in each day. Remember that drinking water helps you to lose weight.

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