Sunday, October 10, 2010

Water Please !

Usually when we eat out and the waitress comes to the table. Water is the last thing we think of ordering. Most of us order a soda and some of us ask for water in addition. But not many of us ask for JUST water. When in reality it is the best choice.

Most Americans do not consume enough water. Regardless of your age,weight, nationality or sex we all all are made up of 75% water. To keep our bodies hydrated and working properly we need to replenish our water intake throughout the day. For some of us that is easier said then done.

Most of us will have a glass of water while taking medications. Maybe in the morning when we brush our teeth or even when we wake in the middle of the night. In reality we should be drinking water on a regular basis throughout the day. If we are active we should be consuming even more.
The amount of water you should drink depends on your age, weight and activity level. But most us don't consume enough as it is. So every little bit will help.

You are not going to be able to tell me to start drinking 120 ounces of water a day. When for the last 20 years my intake consisted of a nightly bottle of water. By adding an extra bottle here and there will help you build up to drinking more. You will also notice a significant change in the amount of times you will need to urinate during the day but that will slowly tapper off as your body gets use to drinking so much.

For me this was a new thing as well. So I started drinking 32ounces between meals and at least 15 ounces before a snack. I also bring a bottle to bed with me. It is keeping me well hydrated and I am feeling fuller between meals which is helping me consume less calories. Try and find a reusable bottle or container that will be just for your water. Use one that you can take with you everywhere you go.

There are many articles you can find on the Internet that will tell you the benefits of water.
Don't forget that a lot of our foods have high water content. So there are more ways to sneak in more water. 

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