Learn to eat clean and get lean, one habit at a time … with our monthly Nutrition Challenge!!
This month’s challenge:
Drink 1/2 of your body weight in ounces of water each day.
According to an article at freedrinkingwater.com, water makes up more than two thirds of the weight of the human body. We can go weeks without food, but only about three days without water. Mild dehydration is one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue, and an estimated 75% of Americans suffer from chronic, mild dehydration. A few other things that water does:
- Serves as a lubricant
- Forms the fluids that surround the joints
- Serves as a detox agent
- Regulates metabolism
While the exact amount of water adults need to consume on a daily basis is somewhat under debate, a good rule of thumb I try to follow myself – and that I recommend for you – is to shoot for half of your body weight in ounces of water per day.
Okay! That’s it for now. Get to drinkin’ … and talk soon –