For those of us on a mission to get healthy, it’s been said over and over again that drinking enough water is key. The thing is experts everywhere answer this question a little differently. Some say to drink 8 8-ounce glasses of water a day while others go by a sliding scale. One such method is to take your weight, multiply it by 2/3rds and that is how much water in ounces you should be drinking a day. If you weigh 175 pounds and you multiply it by 2/3, some say you should be drinking around 117 ounces of water per day.
Of course, you may need to adjust this accordingly according to your activity level as well. Adding another 12 ounces of water for every 30 minutes of working out should do the trick. Here is a base scale for your perusal:
Weight Daily Ounces of Water Intake
|100 pounds||67 ounces|
|110 pounds||74 ounces|
|120 pounds||80 ounces|
|130 pounds||87 ounces|
|140 pounds||94 ounces|
|150 pounds||100 ounces|
|160 pounds||107 ounces|
|170 pounds||114 ounces|
|180 pounds||121 ounces|
|190 pounds||127 ounces|
|200 pounds||134 ounces|
|210 pounds||141 ounces|
|220 pounds||148 ounces|
|230 pounds||154 ounces|
|240 pounds||161 ounces|
|250 pounds||168 ounces|
Many experts claim that if you don’t stay hydrated throughout the day, your energy levels and brain function start to suffer.
One study in women showed that a fluid loss of 1.36% after exercise impaired mood and concentration and increased the frequency of headaches (Click here to read more).
Other studies show that mild dehydration (1–3% of body weight) caused by exercise or heat can harm many other aspects of brain function (Click here to read more).
Mild dehydration can also negatively affect physical performance, leading to reduced endurance (Click here to read more).
Benefits of Staying Hydrated
There are several benefits to drinking enough water in a day.
- Drinking enough water helps maximize physical performance.
- Drinking enough H20 can support energy levels and brain function.
- Drinking enough water can help to prevent and treat headaches.
- Water helps prevent hangovers.
- Drinking enough water can prevent kidney stones.
- Drinking more H20 can help with weight loss.
Does Drinking Water Help You Lose Weight?
There are many claims that increased water intake may reduce body weight by increasing your metabolism and reducing your appetite. According to two studies, drinking 17 ounces (500 ml) of water can temporarily boost metabolism by 24–30% (Click here to read more).
Drinking water about a half-hour before meals can also reduce the number of calories you end up consuming, especially in older individuals. One study showed that dieters who drank 17 ounces (500 ml) of water before each meal lost 44% more weight over 12 weeks, compared to those who didn’t (Click here to read more).
Overall, it seems that drinking adequate amounts of water, particularly before meals, may have a significant weight loss benefit, especially when combined with a healthy diet.
In summary, drinking enough water every day can help you look and feel your best. The key is to be drinking the right kind of water for your body. We’ve already discussed all the contaminants in our drinking water, as well as in bottled water we buy from the store. The safest bet to support you in your health goals is to invest in a Reverse Osmosis Water Cooler for your home or office. The best part? Depending on the size of your household or office, it’s less than $40 a month AND you don’t have to worry about replacing those heavy 5-gallon jugs. These systems hook right up to your water line and are way cheaper than having to go to Sam’s and carry bottles of water to and from your car.
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About Aquasani in Springfield, Mo.
Aquasani is an authorized dealer for Rainsoft, WaterLogic, & JavaSmart. Based in Springfield, Mo., Aquasani services areas in the Ozarks including Jefferson City, Springfield, Mo., Ozark, Nixa, Rogersville, Republic, Joplin, Branson and even Harrison, Arkansas, and Bentonville. In essence, we service Mid-Missouri, Southwest Missouri, and Northwest Arkansas, and have been servicing these areas since 2004. We provide home water softener systems, drinking water filtration systems, whole house air purification systems, problem-solving water filtration systems for homes and offices, and we also offer a coffee service to businesses in these above-mentioned areas as well.
Aside from our purification systems, we also sell all-natural cleaning products and household items which are environmentally friendly and low-cost.
The coffee service business is simple: an office purchases coffee from us, and we provide the coffee maker/dispenser (including Keurig coffee makers), deliver the coffee to the office as often as needed, and we even clean the coffee makers monthly.
We specialize in water filtration and purification for both commercial businesses and residential homes. If that isn’t enough, we provide free trials for our coffee and water cooler services. If you would like a free estimate, schedule an appointment with us by calling (417) 881-4000 or fill out the form below and one of our Aquasani teammates will sort you out!