Saturday, August 9, 2008

Drink Up!

I'm referring to drinking WATER, of course.

We've all heard many times that our body is mostly water. Well it's absolutely true. The average 150lb. adult body contains approx. 40 to 50 quarts of water!

The recommended amount of water we should drink each day continues to change. The most recent recommendation is one ounce per 1/2 pound you weigh. There's no need to do any calculations or make this difficult. Just drink. Start your day with a glass of water, have another with breakfast, one with midmorning snack, lunch and dinner. Carry a bottle of water with you throughout the day for intermittent sipping.

Staying hydrated is so important. By the time we feel thirsty, dehydration has already begun.

Drinking more water each day will help with weight loss too. It may fill you up, replace a calorie-filled drink, aid with digestion and help flow the removal of toxins from your body. Water also helps increase energy and maintain healthy skin.

If plain water doesn't do it for you, squeeze a bit of lime or lemon in your glass.

Bottoms up!

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