Should we really stick to the rule of “drink 8 glasses of water a day?”
The body is made up of 60-75% water. So how much or little you drink can seriously affect your health.
- Too much water consumption can cause an imbalance of minerals in your body.
- Too little water can cause headaches, dehydration, or fatigue.
For our body to function properly men should drink 13 – 8 oz glasses of water and women about 9 – 8 oz glasses on average. Your daily consumption can include the water content in fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables too.
There are some situations where water intake should be increased:
- High altitude
- Increased exercise
- Hot and humid weather…like July in Kansas City!
- During illness with fever, diarrhea or vomiting
- Urinary and bladder infections
- Too much alcohol
Bottled water is a poplar option with everyone always on the run. However I’m concerned about the chemicals used in the plastic bottle and the growing number of bottles in the landfill and the long term effects on our environment. Here’s a helpful list of other options – Top 10 Eco-friendly Substitutes for Plastic.
Water filters for your home can be a healthier choice by removing some of the contaminants from your local water systems. An alkaline water system has more health benefits and would be my preferred choice!
Do you focus on drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day? I’d love to hear from you!
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