Good Drinking Water Habits

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Based on an average height and weight, it is recommended that the average person drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. This article will motivate you to drink more water and also when the best times of day to drink it are!

“I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man.”

-Henry David Thoreau

You and your body may benefit from deliberately consuming water at the following times…

2 glasses after waking up – to help activate internal organs
1 glass 30 minutes before a meal – to help digestion
1 glass before taking a bath – to help lower blood pressure
1 glass before going to bed* – to avoid strokes or heart attacks

The rule of thumb for overall daily water consumption is based on your body weight – ½ oz of water per pound of body weight is recommended.
That converts to 1 litre of water for every 70 pounds of body weight.

If you need motivation to drink more water, remember that it…

  • constitutes 80% of your brain
  • regulates your body temperature
  • constitutes 85% of your blood
  • helps carry nutrients and oxygen to your cells
  • moistens oxygen for breathing
  • helps converts food into energy
  • helps body absorb nutrients
  • removes wastes
  • constitutes 22% of your bones
  • constitutes 75% of your muscles
  • cushions and protects vital organs
  • cushions joints
  • maintains health of all tissues including your face & skin

* It is not advisable for an elderly person to drink a glass of water before bedtime because they will have to get up several times in the night to relieve themselves and sleep is also vital.

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