How Much Water Should I Drink?
An increased intake of pure water will enhance virtually every aspect of better health.
For years we have been told that we should drink a "minimum" of 8 eight ounce glasses of water each day. If the goal is to maintain a minimum level of health this eight glass rule is correct. If the goal is to achieve an enhanced level of health, we must consume some level of water above our minimum daily needs.
The world we live in today is much different than it was 70 years ago when this rule was first published in medical journals. Each day we are exposed to a multitude of toxic chemicals and environmental pollutants that didn't exist 70 years ago. We live more hectic and stressful lifestyles. We consume processed and preserved foods. All these factors require an increased intake of healthy water to offset the damage.
Water is the body's only way to flush out toxins and wastes. The following example shows a recommended intake of water for enhanced health based on body weight.
As a good rule of thumb, calculate your approximate daily water consumption as follows: One half your weight in pounds is your approximate daily water consumption in ounces. And of course, more if you're excercising, engaged in physical activities, living in a hot climet...etc. Follow along with these simple examples: 150 pounds divided by 2 is 75 ounces of water per day.
(Weight in Pounds) / 2 = Approximate Daily Ounces of Water
100 punnds / 2 = 50 ounces water 150 pounds / 2 = 75 ounces water 200 pounds / 2 = 100 ounces water
You'll be suprised how enjoyable and refreshing pure and clean filtered water can be. You're sure to drink more!