Getting healthy and staying healthy is easier than most people think. Getting healthy doesn’t have to be a mystery and it doesn’t have to be done all at once. In fact, people tend to experience greater success when they make small incremental changes over a long period of time. One of the fastest and easiest changes every person can make that will dramatically improve your health is drinking more water.
How Much Water Should I Drink?
Maybe you’re thinking you don’t like water because it has no taste, but hear me out. Adult bodies consist of up to 60 % water according to the USGS.gov web site. This means that without water we cannot survive and without sufficient water our health will not thrive. How much water should you drink? Well, that depends on different factors, such as how much you weigh and how active you are each day. The average person needs at least half their body weight in ounces each day. This means that if you weigh 150 pounds, you should aim to drink around 75 ounces of water daily. If you work outside or exercise daily this amount will go up.
Because our body needs water, it tends to craves water. This is how we are designed. This means your body wants water, but maybe you need to train your mind to drink it instead of other beverages. If this is you, it may seem difficult to start drinking more water at first, but once you get started it will quickly become second nature. This is because our bodies need it and quickly learn to love it.
Here are three tips to help you drink more water throughout the day.
- Try starting the day by drinking one or two 8oz glasses of water before your morning coffee or tea. It is a small portion but will help rehydrate you after sleeping all night.
- If the taste of water doesn’t suit you, then you can add a squeeze of lemon to it for flavoring. Not only will this taste great, but it has amazing health benefits as well!
- Try carrying a water bottle with you each day. Having your own bottle on hand reminds you to drink water and it keeps water nearby, making it more convenient to drink regularly.
Try these simple tips to drink more water and fast track your way to better health! Remember, the key to transforming your life and your health, is making small, impactful changes over time. No change will have a greater impact upon your health that drinking more water each day!