The Importance of Drinking Enough Water
Did you know that water makes up approximately 70 percent of the human body? It’s considered the second most critical factor in sustaining life, oxygen, of course, is number one. Most people do not drink enough water in a day. The amount you should be drinking in a day varies from person to person based on multiple factors such as age, gender, size, lifestyle, activity level, and training style. I shoot for 100-120 ounces of water a day, which is a generally a good starting point.
The following are a few benefits of proper water intake:
-Proper joint function
-Regulate body temperature
-Helps fight hunger
-Helps with natural energy
-Excretes wastes and toxins
Water is essential to your overall health and it’s important to understand the many benefits it has. If you struggle to drink enough water throughout the day try using a new cup or tumbler to make it more exciting. I like to add plenty of ice to my water and drink it with a straw. Something else I do is add an electrolyte packet or zero sugar drink packet to my cup once a day to add some flavor and make it easier to drink more.
No matter what lifestyle/fitness goals you have, drinking enough water in a day is essential to help reach those goals and live healthier!