Everywhere we turn these days we are being hounded to “drink more water!” Many of us try to drink more, certain we are about to float away, and yet we are still not sure if we are drinking enough. So how much do we need? Is it really that important? The answer: YES, it is! It’s amazing how many ailments can be cured with just a simple prescription for more H2O!
Do you suffer from any of the following?
Weakness or fatigue
Problems focusing or concentrating
Impatience or irritability
Migraines or headaches
Brain fog or clouded thinking
Short-term memory loss
Cold hands or feet
On top of that list…cancer, heart disease, and obesity have all been linked to long-term dehydration. So, how much water do you need? An easy way to figure it out is to divide your body weight in half and convert to ounces. If you weigh 200 pounds, you should be drinking 100 ounces of water each day.
Try this! Get out your measuring cups, measure out the water your body requires each day using the above formula. Pour into a large pitcher and add slices of lemon, orange, cucumber, a mint leaf or two, even a handful of frozen berries, whatever will make it taste great to you. Place in the fridge and try to finish it before bedtime. I suggest trying this on the weekend since you will be making many trips to the bathroom! Give it a go both Saturday AND Sunday and you will be amazed at how good you feel come Monday. After a while your body adjusts and you won’t spend quite as much time in the loo:)
Here’s to water!