How Much Water Should You Drink Each Day?

 

Why is water so important?

Water makes up 70% of your body. It makes up all of your cells and organs and keeps your body running at the optimal level.

 

The problem is that a lot of people are walking around dehydrated. It could be that they just don’t like the taste of water, or maybe they get so wrapped up in their days that they forget to drink water.

 

Not drinking enough water can lead to headaches and fatigue because you are not processing toxins out of your body like you need to. Not drinking enough water can lead to a host of other issues as well.

 

Water is important for keeping your metabolism at a high rate. In addition to detoxifying your body, water also fuels your body to keep you going forward.

 

So, how much water should you be drinking each day?

 

This is by no means the golden rule, but if you lead an active lifestyle, you should drink at least half of your body weight in ounces of water. For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, you would need to drink 100 ounces of water.

 

If you aren’t in the gym as much, only workout once a week, or do light walking, you don’t need to drink quite that much water. For example, if you were 200 pounds, you may only need to drink 60 to 75 ounces, which is a little less than half of your body weight.

 

It’s important to get plenty of water and plenty of electrolytes, so make sure you are getting enough potassium and magnesium. Those will balance out that water and keep you feeling hydrated.

 

If you are chronically dehydrated, it can take anywhere from 30 to 60 days to get your body back into a hydrated state. It takes a while to get your body back from where it is.

 

If you have any other questions about water, exercise, or nutrition, just give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you!


 



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