My favorite topic by far: why you should be drinking water and its amazing benefits!
Replenishing your body with water has an abundance of benefits including the promotion of healthy weight loss, the improvement of skin complexity, increasing your energy, preventing headaches, relieving fatigue, flushing out toxins, maintaining regularity in digestion, boosting your immune system, and puts you in a good mood – the advantages to proper hydration are endless!
Did you know that our bodies are composed of 60% water?
The human body requires water for so many parts of our lives, responsible for distributing nutrients throughout our body, decreasing out appetite, and regulating our body temperature. It only takes a 2% loss of fluid of our bodyweight to adversely affect our blood flow and decrease performance.
Why you should be drinking water now
It is recommended that male adults receive at least 3 liters (about one gallon) of water per day and women receive at least 2.2 liters (about 2/3 of a gallon) of water per day. Of course these quantities are only guidelines and you should always adjust your hydration needs based on your goals, current activity level and environment. For example, a 300-lb bodybuilder might have greater hydration needs than a 150-lb office worker – the key to proper hydration is to drink water consistently throughout the day to sustain energy and aid in performance.
Listen to your body and remember to drink water every hour up until you’re getting ready for bed.
Depending on how light or heavy of a sleeper you are, cut off your water intake off about 60-90 minutes before bedtime to avoid those lousy midnight sprints to the bathroom through the darkness!