Are you drinking enough water? Find out how to improve hydration.

Are you drinking enough water? Find out how to improve hydration.

Are you drinking enough water? Find out now. 

The average adult body is 50-65% water, averaging between 57-60% water. The percentage of water varies according to your age and gender and many of us are not staying hydrated!

To determine how much water you need daily, try the following:

Take your body weight (in pounds) and divide the number by two i.e. 160 lbs / 2 = 80. This equals the number of ounces of water you need each day. A normal glass is approximately eight ounces.  So the average 160 lb person would need to drink 10 glasses of water a day.

How staying hydrated helps:

If you ever feel your mouth or lips are dry, it’s a sign you’re already dehydrated. Staying hydrated provides many benefits that you will notice, including:

  • Concentration
  • Sleep
  • Appearance
  • And supports weight loss.

Bonus tip: add watermelon, cucumber or lemon to your water. It adds a kick of flavour, is refreshing and provides extra vitamins to your day.

 

More information on water and the body: https://www.thoughtco.com/how-much-of-your-body-is-water-609406

 

 

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