Bet you didn't know you'd be
drinking your way to health and happiness!!! Here are some Brita water products you can buy
to help your water be the best it can be!
Attach this water
filter to your sink and have great water
this water filter in your fridge or take it with you for 2 gallons of
high-quality purified water
pitcher is what I use and recommend. It's cheap, easy to
use and provides purified crisp water every time!
Drink to Your
Staying Hydrated and Healthy
So you know proper hydration
promotes good health, but how much water do you need?
Let's you suppose you can trust
thirst alone, consider this - by the time you feel thirsty, you're already
dehydrated. What's more, you can't always depend on the familiar formula
of 8 to 10 glasses a day. When it comes to hydration, your body's needs
are as unique as your shoe size!
To determine how much water you'll require on
any given day you'll need to keep the following factors in
- Body weight
- Level of activity and exercise
- Weather and climate
- What you drink (i.e. caffeinated beverages, alcohol, or soft
you weigh the more water you need. As a guideline, divide your body weight
in half to calculate how many ounces you should drink daily.
The very young and very old often run
greater risk of dehydration. Since pre-adolescent children sweat less than
teens and adults, their body temperatures rise more rapidly during
exercise. A ready supply of water will help keep them cool. For those
who've reached adulthood and beyond, drinking plenty of fluids is no less
important. As we continue to age our percentage of reserve body water
lowers while our sense of thirst dulls.
Individuals who lead more energetic lifestyles also have
special hydration needs. During exercise it's a good idea to sip some
water every 15 minutes.
that elevate body temperature and increase sweat such as hot climates,
scorching, summer weather, or fever will also impact a body's need for
Pregnant and breastfeeding
women require additional water to support growing infants and produce
Lastly, just because it's wet
doesn't mean it's water. Before you reach for that espresso remember this
- many beverages, including caffeinated drinks and alcohol, act as
diuretics and deplete water stores. Drinks containing concentrated
nutrients such as sugary soft drinks and juices, milk, and tomato juice
qualify more as food than fluid and again increase water needs.
If translating all this information into
ounces and glasses seems a bit overwhelming, let Brita.com's clever
calculator estimate your daily water needs for you!
Now that you're committed to staying hydrated don't
let the frequent trips to the rest room discourage you. When it comes to
water and good health, the benefits can be heard in the familiar toast
"drink to your health!" This phrase has never been truer, especially when
it comes to water consumption!