Water is an important element of life and so is staying hydrated. Doctors advice that we take at least two to three litres of water a day. When it comes to summers we might need more than that. There are countless benefits of drinking water and here we are making an effort to list a few. Learning more about those benefits might be the motivation you need to up your daily intake!
Water helps flush out the toxins from your system
Water plays a vital role in helping our organs, particularly the Kidneys, clear out toxins and other waste. If you’re regularly drinking enough water then your kidneys should be able to easily cleanse your body of those toxins. Drinking two to three glasses of empty stomach in the morning is considered to be very health. The idea may not sound comfortable and doable but take it slow start with little and gradually increase.
Active? then you need more
While working out, body loses water in the form of sweat and the muscles in turn. Dehydrated muscle tissue is more prone to breakdown, so that’s a big problem for people who love their active lifestyles.
If keeping your muscles going strong is an important part of your healthy lifestyle journey do them a favor and drink plenty of water. While everyone requires a different amount of water each day, athletes and active people need more.
How much water should I drink each day?
Generally experts recommend that people drink half an ounce to an ounce of water for each pound of body weight. So, a 140 pound person should aim to drink 70 to 140 ounces of water per day. If you live in a hot or arid climate or you exercise often you’ll need to drink more.
How can I drink more water every day?
If you’re struggling to drink enough water try some of these tips and tricks:
- Carry a reusable water around with you so, you always have it handy and you can take a sip!
- Add fruits like diced or sliced lemon, oranges, strawberries, kiwi to your water to give it a flavor boost. If you enjoy adding flavor this way, try a bottle with infuser
- Keep fresh mint leaves on hand and toss them into your water bottle. This one is great for summertime.
- Set timers on your phone to remind yourself to drink.
- Eat more raw fruits and veggies — they naturally contain plenty of water.