If you’ve never gotten the chance to appreciate all the health benefits water has, now may just be the right time to do it.
Water is a life source and it is and always will be one of the best things you can drink to quench your thirst, provided you’re not going for the caloric juices and sodas.
Drinking the right amount of water every day ensures proper functioning of your metabolism, and on top of that, it also gives you better skin complexion and boosts your energy levels.
Water has no calories, which means it is also an excellent drink for dieters. In fact one study showed that drinking two cups of water before every meal can improve weight loss, because you’re filling with stomach with water and you end up eating less.
Is There ‘Too Much’ Water?
Yes, there is. Drinking water is good for you and has many benefits, but too much of it can also be deadly.
Here are a few tips to help you in the process of calculating your required daily water intake. This will give you an idea of how much water you really need and you’ll compare that to your current water intake and see where you stand.
- How Much Do You Weight?
We’re not asking this to make you feel uncomfortable. It’s actually really important. The amount of water you require is dependent on your overall body weight.
It only makes sense that a person who weighs 80 pounds is not be expected to consume the same amount of water as a person who weighs 300 pounds.
- Divide Body Weight in Half
Divide your weight in half to find out how many ounces of water you should drink each day.
For example, if you weigh 150 pounds: 1/2 = 75 ounces. So for someone who weighs 150 pounds, drinking 75 ounces of water per day would be optimal.
- Activity Levels
Are you sitting at your desk all day long? Do you exercise? If yes, then add another liter.