How much water should you drink per day?

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How much water should you drink per day is usually a question that everyone ask themselves. It is a great question and also one that gets answered many different ways. Growing up I always heard drink 2-3 glasses of water per day and it keeps the doctor away…lol.

I think everyone, or most everyone knows that you have to hydrate your body to stay healthy.

Natural Remedy for Headaches and Migraines:

Water helps relieve headaches and back pains which are sometimes caused by dehydration. Always keep water with you…and keep your water fresh and ice cold. Keeping your water ice cold makes the body work harder to warm up on the inside, and this is like a mini workout that also helps in losing weight.

Beware of packaged drinking water bottles sold at public places, bus stands and railway stations. The bottles may be tampered and the water can be contaminated or adulterated.

Always drink water that you know is filtered properly. We use high quality filters for our refrigerator and we also added a high end water filtration unit under our kitchen sink so that we always know that our drinking water, as well as cooking and general use water is filtered and free of toxins and possible poisons.

Change your filters as needed. Most devices like ours have green, yellow, and red lights on the units letting you know when to order and change your filters. Green light meaning good. Yellow meaning it’s time to order your new filter. And red meaning it is time to change your filter.

Best Times To Drink Water:

  • Drink water when you first wake up.
  • Drink water before each meal.
  • Drink water with a snack.
  • Drink water before and during a workout.
  • Drink water after a workout.
  • Have water with your medication, if allowed.
  • Drink more water to prevent illness following exposures.
  • Drink a great deal more water when you’re ill.
  • Have a glass of water when you’re tired.

Keeping your body properly hydrated is very important for your health. So make sure you drink plenty of water on a daily basis. Pop and other types of sodas are not ways to stay hydrated, and in fact will aid in the process of actually dehydrating you, not to mention the effect it has on weight gains and other problems that come from it.

How much water should you drink per day?

The formula once used was: “one size fits all” — eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. At least that is what it use to be.

You should try to drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh, every day. So, If you weigh 150 pounds, that would be 75 to 150 ounces of water PER DAY. You might say; gee, that is to much water for me to drink. I like drinking my diet pop and water don’t taste good…

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I have the body that I dream of?
  • Am I at my desired body weight?
  • Are my clothes to tight?
  • Do I like what I see when I look in the mirror?
  • How often do I urinate?
  • How is my skin tone/color?

I get it; water may not taste as good as your favorite pop or soda, or your special mocha smoca drink at Starbucks, but those crap filled drinks will add to your stored body fat and water will not. Those unhealthy drinks will never help you lose weight and build and maintain important muscle, and water will.

I recommend going to QuikTrip and getting you a 24oz Tervis travel mug that is on sale right now and carrying it everywhere you go, always filled with ice cold water. These 24oz Tervis travel mug keep water fresh and cold forever, even in the hot weather and are extremely easy to keep clean. These are normally over 20 bucks anywhere you go, but right now QuikTrip has a special promotion on them for $9.97.

How much water should you drink per day

I like drinking at least 8-10 of these 24oz travel mugs of water PER DAY. A gallon of water per day is better than 1 glass per day. Most people think that if they can drink 1 glass of water per day, then that is good enough. WRONG!

Many people make excuses like; if I drink to much water, then I have to go to the bathroom to much. Really? Is that the best excuse you can come up with for not drinking water? How much water should you drink per day should be the main focus for you. It should be your #1 question to yourself each day. Instead of making excuses why you can’t drink more water, or why you don’t want to, maybe you should be thinking of the long term benefits of water and what it WILL do for you.

What are the health benefits of water to me?

  • Drinking enough water doesn’t just help you regulate how much you eat — it helps you digest it properly, as well.
  • Water allows your kidneys to function properly and filter everything they need to, and allows you to eliminate effectively and not be constipated.
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Makes you look and feel younger
  • Keeps your kidneys healthy
  • Energizes
  • Improves your skin
  • Prevents headaches
  • Improves circulation
  • Gives muscle relief
  • Helps muscle growth
  • Improves digestion
  • Detoxifies

When your body isn’t getting enough water, calcium and other minerals build up in your urine and are harder for your body to filter out. Then they can form crystals that make up kidney and urinary stones.

Water is so important to the body and most people fail to realize how important water is to them and fail to drink near enough per day.

Once again, ask yourself: How much water should you drink per day? Go do a Google search and see for yourself. Of course, there is a lot of great resources on this topic and a lot of “opinions”, but it all comes down to what you decide to do. Will you decide to drink more water, or not? How much water should you drink per day is all up to you and not something that you read about, or the advise of someone else. It is how healthy, how lean, how long you want to live, and how in shape you really want to be? It is kind of like smoking. People know how unhealthy it is for them, and how it really shortens your life span, but they continue to do it.

Want more information on what your healthy eating plate should look like…as well as water consumption per day? Check this out! <<

Drink lots of water,

-Mike Pilcher