I am starting my 31 days of healthy living tips with water because I truly believe it will make a huge difference in your overall health if you will simply drink enough.
I tout, encourage, and question my Facebook fans throughout the week about their water intake. Honestly consider and ask yourself how much clean filtered water you drink on a daily basis. If you are like the average person you are lucky to drink 1-2 glasses of water everyday. Some people go through their day without drinking one sip of this life giving fluid.
Consider for a minute what this lack of water does for your internal organs and cellular function. Water is the essence of life, every animal on the planet needs it to survive. A human adult is approximately 60% water. Every cell in our body needs clean water to function and survive. Dehydration will kill you faster than starvation, that is how important water is to our functioning of a healthy body.
Your goal for today needs to be 50-66% of your body weight in fluid ounces of clean filtered and purified water.
For example, a 200 pound person will need a minimum of 100 ounces of water to meet 50% of their body weight in ounces. Some water intake comes from our food sources but a 200 pound person should still be striving for 9-10 8oz glasses of water everyday. Please calculate your daily water intake accordingly.
Don’t touch the tap water, it is full of chemicals that don’t do your body any good.
To help you reach your daily goal, fill up a large stainless steel water bottle first thing in the morning. Continually drink from it throughout the day and refill as needed. My favorite water bottle is the Hydracentials Sporty 25 Oz Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Flip Cap and Straw. I prefer flip cap bottles but if you would rather have wide mouth or sport clip bottles, those cap options are also available.
So before forget, go grab a glass of water right now. Drink. Enjoy. Hydrate. Be Healthy.
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