What Happens to Your Body When You Drink More Water?
The average human body is made up of about 60-70% of water. This means it is crucial for everyone to drink water each day. But how much is enough? The common saying is that each person should drink eight 8 oz glasses of water. However, there are no scientific studies to prove that this is accurate.
I have also heard that a safe rule to go by is to drink half your weight in ounces of water each day. For example: If I weighed 150 lbs, I would drink 75 ounces of water each day.
The most important thing to get from this is that water is important and without it our body doesn’t function correctly. If you are feeling thirsty, your body is already dehydrated. Here are a couple of reasons to drink water each day:
- Healthier skin- without water your skin can become dry and irritated
- Helps rid your body of toxins
- Helps with digestion
- Helps maintain a healthy weight
- Gets rid of most headaches
- Improves muscle function- your muscles are made up of mostly water
These are just a few of the many reasons to drink water. Fair warning, there is such a thing as drinking too much water too quickly. So it is best to spread it out throughout the day to receive maximum benefits. If you exercise a lot, you may want to drink more water than half your weight in ounces. Everyone is different and needs to listen to what their body is telling them.
What are you waiting for?! Drink up!
1. Mayo Clinic 2. Web MD