Drink Water for Better Health

We all know that drinking water regularly is good for our health. However, some of us struggle to give our bodies the hydration it needs. While you can hydrate your body with other liquids and foods, no calorie water is the best way to quench your thirst and keep your body functioning at its highest level.

Why You Should Drink Water Regularly
  • Just like water cleans the outside of your body, it also cleans the inside. Water flushes toxins out of vital organs.
  • Just like oil, gas, and other fluids keep the important parts of your car lubricated and functioning properly, water keeps your body working properly. Water carries nutrients and oxygen into and out of your cells, regulates your body temperature, provides a moisture barrier for joints and moisturizes the air in your lungs.
  • Just like regular exercise can help your metabolism, so can drinking water regularly. And while there is no real scientific proof that drinking water helps you lose weight, drinking water instead of sugary drinks saves calories and makes you feel fuller.
How Much Water Should You Drink

Most of us were told all of our lives that we need eight, 8 oz. (8:8) glasses of water each day. We were later informed that all liquids count towards the 8:8, including soda, coffee, tea and milk. More recently, we learned that five to six, 8 oz. glasses of water a day are all we really need. So the answer to how much water we need each day is a bit up in the air. But because water plays such a vital role in helping our body perform at its best, following the original 8:8 rule cannot hurt.

How to Add More Water to Your Daily Drinking Routine
  1. Designate specific times of the day to drink a full glass of water, for example, during meals, snack time, before and after exercising, or every few hours
  2. Drink water out of larger glasses, for example, 10 or 12 oz. glasses
  3. Eat more fruits and vegetables (watermelon, grapefruit, apple, orange juice, lettuce, carrots, broccoli, and yogurt contain lots of water)
  4. Eat more soups, stews, and other foods that require high volumes of water in the recipe
  5. Visualize how great your body will look and feel if you add more water to your diet (healthier skin, improved concentration, and less fatigue)
Drinking water is not something to do only at workplace training sessions; our bodies crave water all the time. Drink water regularly to keep your body functioning well.
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