||Water really is a critical component of human life.
And tap water that's healthy and great tasting is increasingly rare
these days. When it's contaminated, it can affect nearly everything
you cook, eat and drink...and therefore it can affect the quality
of your life. Water is something you simply cannot afford to compromise.
A healthy lifestyle comprises of exercise, sleep, nourishing food
and plenty of water. But water that tastes bad or s bad for you
can undermine your intentions of well being.
Here are some interesting and helpful tips about water:
- Drink at least eight 8-ounce servings of water each
day. The more active you are, the more water you need
to replenish lost fluids.
- Dont wait until youre thirsty to drink
water. By the time you feel thirsty, you have probably
already lost two or more cups of your total body water
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Convenience
is a must, so carry a bottle of water with you as you
commute to work, run errands or enjoy a day at the beach.
While at work, keep a bottle of water on your desk, or
visit the office water cooler and take a water break rather
than a coffee break.
- Dont substitute beverages with alcohol or caffeine
for water. Caffeine and alcohol act as diuretic beverages
and can cause you to lose water through increased urination.
- Once you start exercising, drink water throughout
your workout. Keep a bottle of water with you and
take frequent water breaks.
- Dont underestimate the amount of fluids lost
from perspiration. Following a workout, you need to
drink two cups of water for each pound lost.
- Start and end your day with water. Your body
loses water while you sleep, so drink a serving before
bed and again when you wake up.
- Common colds and the flu frequently lead to dehydration.
Keep a large bottle of water next to your bed so you can
sip it throughout the day without having to get up.
- Cool water not carbonated beverages or sports
drinks is the best fluid for keeping hydrated when
its warm outside. Cool water is absorbed much
more quickly than warm fluids and may help to cool off
your overheated body. If youre going to be away
from home or outdoors, make sure you keep a bottle of
water close by.
- Make sure your children drink enough water. Children
need water to balance their intake of other beverages
especially during activities. Packing bottled water
in a childs lunch instead of juice or regular soda
can also help prevent childhood obesity.
Credit for water facts and tips to:bottledwater.org