Thursday, April 2, 2009
I did a presentation last night at the First Presbyterian Church - Be Healthy, Be Happy! It went pretty good, however, I was shocked to find out that most people have a problem with drinking WATER!
We all know that we NEED to drink water, but why?
Water makes up almost 70% of your body.
Water lubricates your joints and other organs in your body.
Water helps to eliminate toxins from the body.
Water is a cooling system when you are overheated.
Water helps to control your appetite and cravings.
Water will help you stay regular.
You should be drinking 1/2 of your body weight in ounces of water per day. Minimum of 64 ounces and maximum of 100 oz. WHAT??? I'm not kidding. Your body needs that amount of water to function properly.
Most people are living in a state of dehydration. Most people drink several caffeinated beverages in a day. This causes more dehydration. Alcoholic beverages are also dehydrating. For every caffeine or alcohol drink you have, you should follow it up with 8 oz of water to replinish the fluid your body has lost.
The most important thing to remember is that if you are thirsty - drink some water!!
If you are one of the people that doesn't like water - try adding in some of the following:
lemon, lime, oranges, cucumber slices, strawberry.
Let me know how you like to drink your water. I prefer mine to be room temperature. Sometimes with fruit, but most of the time, just plain ol' water!!
Posted at 10:28 AM