Drinking water is free, available most everywhere, and provides many health benefits.
Water not only helps your skin stay looking supple and soft, it also helps regulate body temperature, helps you eliminate toxins and waste, flushes kidneys, and protects the sensitive tissues in your body.
Many dieters who drink a bottle of water before each meal lose more weight than dieters who don’t drink water before hand. The water keeps you feeling full and satisfied — and let’s be honest, sometimes we confuse thirst for hunger.
People who stay hydrated also experience less headaches, less fatigue, and less difficulty concentrating.
So how much water should you be drinking?
According to one expert we found on WebMD:
How can you know if you’re getting enough water to keep your metabolism cranking at peak efficiency and your digestive system functioning? The formula used to be “one size fits all” — eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. But that’s changed, experts say.
“It depends on your size and weight, and also on your activity level and where you live,” Nessler says. “In general, you should try to drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh, every day.” For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, that would be 75 to 150 ounces of water a day. If you’re living in a hot climate and exercising a lot, you’d be on the higher end of that range; if you’re in a cooler climate and mostly sedentary, you’d need less.
So grab a glass, or bottle, of water and drink up.
You will only be doing your body, organs, and mind a favor.