Well here we are, the first day of the New Year. This is the year to focus on better health and therefore, I am going to get back to the basics. Water is so important in all aspects of good health. When you are sick you are suppose to drink plenty of fluids. I plan on drinking boat loads of water each day and one main reason is because I know my body needs water to function properly. Water helps to give you that feeling of being full and therefore, if you feel like you are getting hungry drink a glass of water.
One of the important functions of water is the fact that it assists in helping the kidneys function property . When the body breaks down body fat and body muscle during weighloss, waste must be eliminated through the kidneys. Drinking lots of water helps the kidneys eliminate these wastes.
Something interesting I learned when researching this topic was that studies showed that drinking water briefly increased metabolism. Drinking about a pint of water increased the metabolism for about half hour. The theory is that most of the effect comes from warming the water in the stomach.
How much water is recommended?
I am sure everybody had heard one should drink 8 glasses of water per day. I once had a Doctor tell me to drink 84 oz when you are dieting. I have also been told to drink 1/2 your weight in oz. An example: if you weigh 200 lbs. you should drink 100 oz of water a day. I figured that would be way to much water for me. I would not be able to walk more then 25 feet from a restroom if I drank that much water. I figure I will be drinking between 8 to 10 glasses (about 4 or 5 20 oz water bottles). How much water do you drink?