I was always advised to drink my weight in water.  Well, actually you should convert your weight in pounds to ounces of water, coming up with an ideal amount of water to drink daily for optimum health.  This takes into account a few of my bad habits like coffee, tea, and alcohol.  You’re bad habits may vary.

glass of water I’m not sure where this recommendation came from, but I try to drink this much water every day.  When I’m traveling, it’s a bit tougher, both because water may not be as readily available and ditto for the requisiste available bathroom.

Why should we care about drinking water:

  1. It’s essential to our survival, we can’t live without it
  2. Helps with weight loss – ZERO calories, no fat, no sugar, no carbohydrates
  3. Acts as an appetite suppressant
  4. It can increase our metabolism
  5. Keeping hydrated will help stave off fatigue, and help maintain energy levels
  6. Flushing our wastes and bacteria from our system and keeping kidneys healthy
  7. Reduces the risk of colon, breast, and bladder cancer
  8. Helps alleviate headaches
  9. Keep skin moisturized and nourished
  10. Aids in digestion, and can help prevent acid stomach and constipation
  11. Can lower the risk of a heart attack
  12. Keeps muscle cells hydrated when exercising
  13. Transports nutrients and oxygen in our blood stream to help keep us healthy
  14. Helps avoid sunstroke
  15. Will help lower blood pressure
  16. Will make some medications work faster and more effectively

Best of all is that something this good for you is practically FREE!

Do you drink enough water every day?

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