Water: How Much Should You Drink?

One thing I always tell people is to drink plenty of water.  Your body is 60% water.

That’s more than half of what your body is composed of!

Drinking water helps to keep skin happy and healthy, flush out any toxins in your body, helps prevent kidney damage, and can aide in weight loss. While drinking water won’t make you instantly skinny or younger, its benefits are long term!

Your skin itself is 64% water so drinking water for the purpose of having healthy skin is very important.

There are many studies that shows drinking plenty of water helps with skin density and thickness. It also helps with acne, something I know that even in your 20s and 30s we all still struggle with, whether its blemishes or flare ups. Adequate hydration has also been shown to help increase blood flow, which helps give you a natural radiant glow that I know we all crave to have, especially since the majority of us aren’t wearing make up these days during quarantine.

The main question is how much water should you drink?

I’m sure if you go on google right now, you will find something called the 8X8 rule, which is drinking 8 8oz glasses of water a day. This is a great starting point but it isn’t a clean cut answer.

I found a hydration calculator that takes into account your gender, height, weight, activity level, as well as your liquid intake other than water. What you consume on a day to day basis effects your hydration levels, including coffee, juices loaded with sugar, and yes, even wine.

Hydration for Health’s Hydration calculator takes into account multiple factors other than a base line of what we need in order to survive. It also takes into account that we are all differenet!

Be sure to check out the link below to see if your hydration levels are right for your liftstyle!

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