Proper hydration keeps you from experiencing heat exhaustion or stroke, helps you to cool down in hot weather, aids your muscles and joints to work properly, helps you to maintain healthy skin and much more.
Eight glasses of water is NOT the right amount for everybody.
The proper amount of water for your body will vary depending on your size, your diet and your daily activities.
If you are a large framed person with an active job you need more water, than an a small framed person with a sedentary job.
If you eat a lot of vegetables, fruits, grains and beans, you need less water, than if you eat more meats, bread, and salty chips.
Drink clean water every day— NOT with meals so as not to dilute your digestive juices.
I like drinking a small cup of warm water every morning before anything else goes in the belly.
Municipal water supplies—and even well water—can be contaminated with microbes and chemicals. Invest in a water filtration system.
Exercise will increase your need for water. Make sure to drink water before and during and after your workouts. This will help reduce body temperature, moderate cardiovascular stress, and improve performance.
If you want to lose weight, drink a cup of water about 30 minutes before a meal. This will calm the appetite, hydrate the tissues, and can also lower the amount of food consumed.
If you are experiencing dry mouth, flushed skin, fatigue, or head-ache can be signs of dehydration. Quickly, hydrate your body with water.
Remind your children to drink water throughout the day. Adding a bit of fruit sweeten juice to water can help them make the switch from sugary sodas.