It just keeps getting hotter and hotter as we move through August and we need to make sure we are consuming the correct amount of water that our body needs to stay hydrated. It seems like a very simple task however, the majority of people do not get enough water to support their daily functions.
Water makes up 60% of your body weight! Everything you do depends of the level of water in your body. It flushes your vital organs and takes nutrients to your cells. When you do not drink enough water you become dehydrated. When you reach the dehydrated state you will become tired, lack energy, have headaches and you may loose the ability to focus. It will also affect you during any type of exercise from walking to weight lifting. Have you ever noticed when you are exercising that you sometimes cramp in the strangest places? It is a sign of dehydration. We want to avoid dehydration at all possible costs, each time you reach dehydration it takes a toll on your organs.
So how much water should you drink? Lets make sure we know how much water we need to drink each day. Each person requires a different amount of water. The amount of water a person needs depends of where they live, how active they are and your health level. The best way to estimate the needed amount of water is to take your weight and divide it in half. This is the number of ounces of water you should consume each day. If you are planing to exercise you should of course consume more water that day.
Wallace Fitness now has really nice 24oz BPA Free and high quality water bottles for only $10! Each sip you take we will be with you cheering you up for a great job you are doing for your health.