Water: How much you should drink and why it’s important

Water is important and something that keeps us alive, we all know that. But do you know how much water you are supposed to have each day? I bet you’ll be a little amazed. Read below to answer that question as well as learn some of the many benefits of drinking water! 

Why is Drinking so Much Water Important??

Each of you should be drinking half your body weight in oz. of water every day, that’s a lot of water! For example, if you weight 150lbs you should be drinking at least 75oz of water every day – that’s about 5 bottles of water. (On days when you exercise – add another 16oz to this number). So why should you drink this much water, even when you aren’t thirsty?

  1. Drinking water promotes weight loss by increasing your metabolism and removing by-products of fat
  2. It helps to reduce appetite – it is very easy for our brain to misinterpret “thirsty” for “hungry”. Many times, if you are feeling hungry and you drink 16oz of water, your hunger will go away!
  3. Water intake increases energy & reduces fatigue – our brains and bodies are made up of high percentages of water, when the tanks are full, they run better!
  4. Drinking enough water actually helps you lose water weight! I know that sounds counter-intuitive, but if you are not drinking enough, your body gets dehydrated and holds onto the water in your cells – giving you a puffy, more bloated feel. Drinking water allows for those cells to release that reserve water storage, which then goes into the urine and helps you lose water weight!
  5. It improves skin complexion – who doesn’t want to have glowing skin?
  6. Water is a natural headache remedy – since headaches are usually caused by dehydration
  7. A healthy intake of H2O boosts your immune system
  8. Lastly, water intake prevents cramps & sprains since it effectively lubricates your muscles & joints

Phew that was a lot of info! Thanks for reading :)

  • spectafy

    I just chugged a big glass of water! Thanks for sharing and educating :)