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Are You Drinking Enough Water?

11:14 AMJaime Messina

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As easy as it seems to just drink water, most of us are not drinking the necessary amount that our bodies need to properly function. Do you get a lot of headaches and feel tired all the time? That could be because you need to drink more water! I use to be the queen of headaches and fatigue. I was always looking for aspirin and a nap, I now know this was because I was not drinking enough water. I actually hated water and NEVER drank any...no wonder I was a mess. The human body is primarily made up of water and thrives when it is properly hydrated.




Want to know how to make sure you are getting the water your body needs to run like a champ? There is a simple equation to follow, but this is based on the BARE MINIMUM amount that your body will need (if you are laying on your couch all day, or sitting at a desk). If you are active, you should add more to your intake. All need to do is divide your body weight in half. So if you weigh 200 pounds the minimum amount of water you should be drinking daily is 100 ounces. 

WHY DO WE NEED WATER?

When we are dehydrated every cell in our body is affected and can not function properly. When we sweat we lose things that are essential to our bodies functions. An example of this is when you get cramps because of dehydration.  

Thirst is actually not the first sign of dehydration. By the time you actually feel thirsty, your body is already in need of some H20. Fatigue, lethargy, headaches, inability to focus, dizziness, and lack of strength are all tell tale signs that you need to go chug some water. Next time you feel any of these symptoms go try it out! 

Another easy way to tell if you are dehydrated is to look at your pee. If your pee is anything but clear, you are dehydrated. 

Basically, drink your water people. It is free, and will keep your body working properly. If that isn't enough to make your drink more, maybe some of these reasons will help: 


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As always, if you have any questions on your water intake or anything health or fitness related please Message Me!

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