Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Drink Water!

From Denise Austin

Quick & Light
Drink Your Daily Water!
If you're not a water drinker, it's time to turn yourself into one! Drinking water every day is key to maintaining good health. Your body is made up mostly of water — doesn't it make sense to replenish the good old H2O instead of filling up on soda pop or sugary fruit juices? Plus, did you know that the brain often mistakes thirst for hunger? Before running to the nearest snack machine, try drinking a few glasses of water first and wait about 20 minutes — your craving just may have gone away.

So how much water do you really need? Well, a general rule of thumb is about eight ounces of water eight times a day, but there's no strong scientific evidence to support that recommendation. In fact, some experts actually recommend 13 glasses of H2O for men and nine for women! That may seem like a lot of water, but your body loses about ten glasses of water in the course of a day. And if you're exercising, pregnant, or breastfeeding, or you live in a hot or humid climate, your water loss is increased, so your intake should be upped!

Take my advice and drink up — it's H2Ohhhh so good for you! One tip: If you're having a hard time getting used to the taste of water, try adding a lemon wedge for a hint of sweetness!

6 comments:

MizFit said...

*sigh*

I know it is so true. I do the lemon wedge first thing when Im feeling virtuous :) but as the day progresses I oft stumble a bit and end up with a crystal light tube in my water :)

I know...I know...

new*me said...

I slacked off on the water during the holidays and I had headaches again......I really think it was due to lack of water and more sugar

mandapanda58742 said...

i recommend the crystal light individual packs that are great for water and are only 5 calories with no sugar! my favorite is the cherry pomegranate!!

Quinn said...

I have such a hard time with the water. I try, and then I'm going to the bathroom every 45 minutes. Then my coworkers make fun of me (in a loving way) about how much I pee. And then I drink more water. And the vicious circle continues!

Sabs said...

I love my water!

Lora said...

Regarding your comment on my blog...I am so sorry that this is your last Christmas with your mom! I totally understand the bittersweetnes of it all. Enjoy every moment you have with her. You will build yourself a treasure trove of wonderful memories that will help you in the future. Some of my most precious moments were with my mom during her final months. Hugs and prayers are going your way!