The Benefits of Water

The Benefits of Water

The Benefits of Water

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The Benefits of Water

Most of us think we have a healthy lifestyle. We eat well and exercise regularly. However, many of us aren’t drinking enough water to supplement this healthy life, and in fact aren’t even aware how much water we should have every day! Our bodies need water to achieve optimum health, as it makes up about 60% of your body weight. For a 60kg person, that’s 36kg! So, how much water does the average person need? The Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake for men is roughly about 13 cups (3 liters) a day, and for women is about 9 cups (2.2 liters) a day. The benefits of water include:

  • Gives you energy
  • Flushes toxins out of vital organs
  • Carries nutrients to your cells
  • Provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues

For more benefits of water, there’s a great article here.  Tips to drink more water:

  • Add flavour to your water – a good source for this is VitalZing water drops
  • Link water with some of your most common daily activities, for example have a drink of water after each bathroom break
  • Drink a full cup of water before dinner – this also helps with curbing your calorie intake because it causes you to feel full
  • Choose sparkling water over soda drinks
  • Stick to a one-to-one rule when drinking alcohol

Invest in a drink bottle with a filter. There are some great New Zealand made drink bottles which are also BPA free.

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