Did you know one of the easiest ways to boost your energy is drinking water? Our bodies are comprised of about 50-65% water. When we don’t drink enough water, there are a number of functions that start to suffer.
The usual side effects of dehydration are dry mouth and thirst. And you can also look out for other signs of mild to severe dehydration (in that order) such as:
So how much water should you be drinking? An easy way to calculate how much water to drink is to take your weight and divide that number in half to get the number of ounces to drink each day.
So if you weigh 160 pounds, half of that is 80. So that’s 80 ounces. One cup of water is 8 ounces, so that’s 10 8 ounce glasses of water a day.
How do I increase my daily water consumption?
Easy! Just try these 7 tips for drinking more water:
If you are on the go, know how much water you are drinking by buying a cute water bottle and know how many ounces it holds. Then you’ll know how many times to refill that during the day. Bed, Bath & Beyond has a variety of 24 oz water bottles with a variety of designs to match your personality! I have one that says, “Live, Laugh & Love.” I have another that has beautiful pink blossoms on it and I have another with abstract designs.