Wednesday, March 19, 2008

How Much Water Should You Be Drinking?

Take your weight, divide it by 2, and that's how many ounces of water you should be drinking daily. But at the very minimum, drink at least 64 ounces per day (2 quarts).

For example:
If you weigh 160 pounds, drink 80 ounces of water. (10 cups)
Drink an additional 8 ounces per day for every 25 pounds you are overweight.

Did you know that your brain runs on electrical impulses? Guess how the electricity gets around? It travels through the water in your brain. So drink your water!

Did you also know that if you wait until you're thirsty before you reach for that glass of water then you're already dehydrated and the damage is done? When the body is dehydrated, it often sends out signals that are misread as hunger pangs. Mild dehydration actually slows down body metabolism, so not only will you feel tired but it may be easier to gain weight.

Signs of dehydration:
  1. Fatigue
  2. Lethargy
  3. Irritability
  4. Headache
  5. Blurred vision
  6. Flushed skin
  7. Lack of mental clarity
  8. constipation
  9. Cystitis
  10. Back pain
  11. Excess Weight
  12. High cholesterol
  13. Cellulite
  14. Water Retention


Thestewside said...

So, if I am drinking that many ounces in Diet Mt Dew is that ok???

Wendizzle said...

Stewie - I know you are smarter than that! :)

sherlly said...

Well thanks for that advise. I hope it will help me more to stay healthy. About my diet I also drink some supplement water aside from the usual water that I took. It really helped me a lot and I'm doing well with it. Anyway thanks again and I wish I could read more of your post.