I always thought I drank plenty of water. However, a trip to the ER, diagnosis, kidney stones, clearly showed I was not drinking enough water! My blood results reflected a state of dehydration. Surprise! Recommendation was very simple, drink more water. We should drink half our body weight in ounces each day. So I would like to share with you the benefits of drinking more water. I found this on a wall poster at my last appointment at Inside Outside Thermography www.insideoutthermography.com The following will probably amaze and startle you. Here are 7 reasons why you should drink more water:
#2 Weight Loss
#3 One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University study
#4 Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
# 5 Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one in 50% is less likely to develop bladder cancer.
#6 Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of suffers.
#7 A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen.
So how much water should you be drinking a day? It is recommend to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water each day. If you are active you should increase your water intake. I try to get in 80-100 oz/ day, but this is something that I've been building up to. If you struggle to remember to drink water like I do, set an alarm on your phone for every hour and drink 8 ounces.
Now when I see a sign on the water cooler, DRINK MORE WATER, I do!