When looking at how much water we consume on a daily basis, most people are not aware that they are drinking far less water than they should be! Okay, raise your hands if you know you’re guilty, I know I am at times.
Water has so many benefits to your body, especially if you are trying to lose a few extra pounds. Water not only flushes your body of toxins, promotes healthy skin, and maintains sodium balance, but it reduces bloating, curbs hunger, and can control calories. This can al leading to you feeling more energized when your body and your muscles are getting enough fluids.
Many of you are probably sitting here wondering how much should you be drinking then?! As a general rule, you should be trying to drink between half an ounce to an ounce of water for each pound you weigh, each and every day. Then, the more active you are, add to that amount to replenish the water lost. So considering my active lifestyle, plus living in the hot climate of Arizona, I need to drink a ton of water to stay hydrated! I should be drinking roughly a gallon of water daily!
Now its time to really sit and reflect if you are getting enough! If you aren’t here’s some tips to promote drinking more:
- Keep your water bottle on your desk in class or at work so it is visible and you’ll be more prone to drink it.
- Keep it cold- often that makes water more refreshing.
- Add some fruit to it if you need it such as lemons, strawberries, mint, or cucumber.
Let’s all have clearer skin and a more hydrated 2019! Drink your water and if you have any tips to share, please comment below!