Water is essential to all life. In fact, we are made up of mostly water. This is why when people fail to drink enough water they feel worn down and even experience health problems. Most of us are truthfully not getting enough water in our daily routine.
Why you should drink more water
Drinking water can help improve your overall health, fight bloat, lower blood sugar, and even improve the look and appearance of your skin. Drinking water is a simple way to help you reach your overall health goals as well as boosting your metabolism to help burn off belly fat if you are trying to get in shape.
How much water should you drink?
Most of us have no idea how much water we should be drinking to help benefit our bodies. Most of us have heard the whole 8 glasses of water thing but this is not what we need. In fact, it isn’t even close. Right now they are recommending as mus as 15.5 cups a day for men and 11.5 cups for women.
The easiest way to figure out how much water you need is to use your weight to calculate. You should be driving one half to one full ounce for every pound of body weight. Tracking your weight can help you calculate your water needs as your weight changes over time.
How to drink more water each day.
Improve the quality of your water. Many people do not drink enough water because they do not like the taste of it. This can be as simple at the fact they are trying to drink low-quality tap water. A water filter can help remove toxins and sediment that makes your water taste less than appealing. If you need even cleaner water for taste distilled water found in jugs at the grocery store is a low-cost option or you can install a reverse osmosis system in your home.
Make your water more alkaline. Sometimes drinking water can leave you feeling sick to your stomach. Using alkaline drops can make your water more alkaline and easier to drink.
Infuse fruit in your water. This is a great way to add a mild flavor that can make your water more appealing. Fruit-infused water is a popular way to help encourage you to drink more water. Infusing water bottles can make this easy.
If all else fails to make your water taste better try using water flavoring drops that can help enhance the flavor of your water. Slowly over time use less and less to reduce the flavor and help you get used to the natural taste of water.
Get a large water bottle that you can carry around with you to help you drink more water all day long without having to stop at the store for a bottled water. This takes away the excuse of not having water with you or the temptation to grab a soda instead.
Keep track of how much water you are drinking and reward yourself when you stick to your goals.
Start drinking water slowly. It can be easy to jump right in on day one and drink a lot of water all at once. This can leave you with a lot of bathroom trips and can be very discouraging. To fight this start adding water to your daily routine a bit at a time allowing your body to adjust.