As you may have read, one of the first parts of my Healthier Life Journey was to make sure I was drinking enough water a day. I mean, I drink water most of the day – but was it the right amount?
Water is so important to the body – it helps us stay healthy. We need water to survive. So why not make sure we are drinking it? I mean it’s not hard, right?
So, I did a little bit of research and saw that Weight Watchers now recommends 48 ounces a day, that’s just 3 of those 16 ounce plastic bottles! I can TOTALLY do that! I am very excited that one part of my Healthier Life Journey I can look at and say “Hey, that’s easy…I can do that!”
How much water to do drink in a day? Are you giving your body everything it needs?
This is what I found over on the Weight Watchers site:
While the claims for drinking 64 ounces or more of water each do not have a valid scientific basis behind them, drinking enough fluids to prevent dehydration is critical. This means replacing the water that is lost each day in urine, sweat, breathing, and other bodily functions. Water losses are greater in warmer climates, during strenuous exercise, in high altitudes, and in older adults. For most people, these losses can be covered by drinking about 48 ounces of fluid per day which is the amount Weight Watchers suggests as a guideline for good health.
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