How much water do you drink each day?
The standard recommendation is 64 ounces per day. Which is 8 glasses of water.
Let me tell you… I think that’s a terrible recommendation.
That’s like saying everyone should eat the same amount of food. No matter how much you weigh or how active you are.
It’s easy to remember. But it makes no sense.
The reality is we should all really be drinking much more water than that.
I personally aim for one ounce of water per pound of bodyweight. Especially when I’m active and exercising.
I know that sounds like a lot. But I can’t even begin to describe how much better my body feels now that I drink so much water.
About 70% of our body is made of water. So it makes sense that you should drink a whole lot of it for your health.
The benefits really are endless.
Drinking a lot of water can help control your appetite, improve your skin, and even improve your metabolism.
I think it’s quite clear how healthy it is to take in more than the recommended amount of water.
But the tough part is actually drinking that much water each day.
Again, you should aim for about an ounce of water per pound of bodyweight.
So a 120 pound woman would want to drink 120 ounces. And a 200-pound man would drink 200 ounces.
The tough part is consuming that much water. But it can be simple if you know a couple tricks.
No matter what you do it’s a great practice to drink two glasses right when you wake up. Or at least before you have coffee.
Your body loses water when you sleep. This will help flush out the toxins and keep you hydrated when you have the coffee.
Here’s a couple strategies I’ve found to work really well to help you drink more water.
1. If you’re near your water filter or sink all day then drink one glass or take a couple gulps really quickly when you go to the fridge. Then fill the glass back to the top again and take it to your desk or couch. Do that each time you finish your glass.
2. If you aren’t near your filter or sink all day I recommend you drink a couple glasses before you leave the house. Then take a bottled of filtered water with you.
3. Don’t get intimidated! Start small and work your way up. Try to add 5 or 10 ounces a day until you hit your goal of drinking your bodyweight in ounces of water.
And lastly make sure your kids are drinking lots of water if you’re a parent or grandparent!
Editor, Patriot Health Alliance
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If knowing your water is clean will give you the confidence to drink more of it, I can’t encourage you enough to do something about it. Not to mention, you’ve probably never tasted water this clean before.