Wa-Wa…It’s what I’ve been calling water these days, haha. And since I volunteered to write the post today and can’t seem to come up with a catchier title, I’m going with it. So Tribe, It’s warming up outside and one thing you can’t forget to do is stay hydrated! How hydrated should you be daily? If you don’t know keep reading for a friendly hydration tip!
Lots of people don’t realize the true importance of drinking enough water everyday and how it can impact both your health, appearance (skin and hair) and your weight loss efforts. According to experts in a recent study, drinking just 2 cups of water, which is smaller than the size of a bottled soda, before meals helped dieters lose an extra five pounds yearly and help you maintain your weight loss. Additionally, drinking the right amount of water daily can actually speed up your metabolic rate and help to curb overeating when your body confused hunger and thirst. But how much water is enough?
Here is how: Get how much you weigh and divide by two and that number is how many ounces of water you should be drinking. Example: If you weigh 130 lbs. you should drink 65 ounces of water. If you want to to know how many cups, simply divide that half of your body weight by eight. 8 ounces = 1 cup. When we say cups it means cups like the measurement for cooking, not the bottles! For instance, a common dinner glass is usually 2 cups of water, or the regular 16.9oz. water bottles are about 2 cups of water. So, its really not that bad or as much water as it may seem.
Another Example: If you weigh 200 lbs. you should be drinking 12.5 cups of water. 200 divided by 2= 100. 100 divided by 8= 12.5 So stay hydrated in this heat and drink a more than the bare minimum! There are many life saving benefits to drinking the correct amount of water do NOT pass them up!