Most people know what it takes for life to exist. There are really only a few things that a human body needs to survive. We of course enjoy lots of other things that make life better but the necessities are very few. You know you need to have two essential elements to make life continue. One is that you need food to create the energy that your body needs. The other is that you need to have water for hydration. Water is the most important part of existence and if a person goes only a few days with no hydration their body will start to shut down. You need to make sure that you have enough hydration and drinking enough water is important. The hard part is knowing how much water you should be drinking. AAA Water Team offers helpful tips.
How Active Am I?
We have all heard that you need to drink eight glasses of water each and every day. The problem with that is that it is not accurate for most circumstances. The better way to understand your needs when you are drinking water is how active are you. The level of activity has a lot of bearing on the amount of water you need. If you are working out in the heat of the day or playing a sport you need to have more hydration than a person that works in a cooled office at a desk. You want to increase your water intake when you are more active through the day. The activity level will increase the amount of energy you exert as well as the moisture your body is losing. That is why the more active you are the more water you will need to take in.
Daily Water Intake Per Age, Sex & Body Weight
You also will need different amounts of water depending on your sex, age and body weight. The higher your BMI is the more water you may need to keep yourself hydrated. The older you get the more your body depends on water to hydrate and the more it may need. It has also been proven that men need more water than women so this is another factor in determining the water that you need. You want to make sure that you keep all the factors in when laying out the amount of water you need to take in.
Best Time to Drink Water
It is a great practice to drink water first thing in the morning before you eat or take your morning coffee. You want to wake up your organs with a good hydrating cup of water. It is also a good idea to drink water throughout the day and before you feel thirsty. If you wait util you are thirsty you are already getting dehydrated. You may need to have more water in the warmer months than you do in the cooler ones.
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