Thursday, April 12, 2012

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Lately I've not been feeling the best...a little achey & fatigued. I realize now that it is strongly linked to my water consumption (or lack thereof.) My husband recently got home from deployment and we've been busy getting things done and have been playing a lot more outdoors...and I've been paying less attention to how much water I drink. And living in Hawaii, the sun is quite intense here. I've probably been drinking just enough to get by and have been suffering because of it. With summer coming up it's important for us all to be drinking enough water to stay in the best health possible and to be able to enjoy fun in the sun!

Did you know that most Americans are chronically dehydrated?
Not drinking enough water, consumption of sugary drinks, eating tons of salty food, etc... are all factors that contribute to this. How are you doing with your water intake? Could you be drinking more? Today a friend of mine shared a link to calculate how much water you should be drinking taking into account:

  • Weight
  • How long you exercise for daily
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Altitude
  • Climate
  • How much alcohol you consume
  • Temperature/weather
  • And whether you're sick or not

According to this calculator, I should be drinking about 91 oz. or 2.7 liters PER DAY! I've been lacking more than I thought. :/

While we're on the subject...Check out an article I recently posted:
Expert Tips and Advice: 10 Ways Water Helps You to Lose Weight.

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