The encouraging effects of drinking water will surely persuade you to start incorporating it into your routine. Read all about its benefits here!
Research has shown that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated –pretty alarming, right? But don’t worry! It is not impossible to change your habits and reach a state of hydration, because it’s feasible!
How much water should you drink a day?
It is recommended 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.
What happens if you drink the necessary amount of water?
The good thing about drinking water is that you can notice its benefits on the very first day. You’ll enjoy clearer thinking, less brain fog, higher levels of energy and better mood.
In seven days of proper hydration, your body will ache less, your bowel movements will become more frequent and your skin clarity will improve.
After one month of drinking water regularly, you’ll notice less bloated skin, mental clarity, muscle strength and stamina.
The long-term benefits of staying hydrated are several: you’ll be flushing away toxins, preventing urinary tract infections, hypertension, coronary heart disease, glaucoma and gallstone disease.
The bottom line is that mild dehydration can affect your physical and mental performance. The body constantly loses water through urine, sweat and regular body functions like breathing –so think about water as being the fuel for your body, if it runs out, you need to keep on refilling it.
Here’s an article about how to start drinking water!