Did you Know?
We all do things we don’t necessarily like to do, and if you are not a big water fan it’s time to start getting into a new habit. Before you know it, you will be drinking it without even thinking about it, like when you brush your teeth. Even if you enjoy water are you getting enough? Or maybe too much?
Just as we are all different shapes and sizes our water needs differ from individual to individual. It depends on age, lifestyle, activity levels, climate. It is possible to drink too much water so be sure to adjust according to your needs.
An Easy Calculation
Divide your body weight by two. Divide that number by eight. That is the number of glasses (cups) your body needs per day.
180 LBS divided by 2 = 90
90 divided by 8 (8 ounces in 1 cup) = 11.25 oz
Therefore, if you weigh 180 lbs you need 11 cups of water per day.
If you have a high activity level or outside in the heat you will need more water. And remember to replenish electrolyte loss.
Coffee: every coffee consumed requires two cups of water to balance. That is on top of your daily water needs.
This is a general equation and does not replace any medical advice. If you have any health condition, seek advice from your primary health care professional.
What if I don’t like the taste of water?
Like anything, drinking an adequate amount of water for daily needs becomes a habit. It takes 21 days to form a habit. Please note if you currently consume less than 4 cups a day, start slow and increase gradually so your body can get used to the fluid coming in. Increase by a cup every week.
Add natural foods and sweeteners like:
Read ingredients on any product you are thinking of trying. Make sure it is sweetened naturally for example with stevia, xylitol, monk fruit, erythritol, etc.
Disclaimer: This is for educational purposes only and is not medical advice and does not replace any medical advice. Please consult your health care provider for health concerns.
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