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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!

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Purified water picture and pitcher 1
Attach this water filter to your sink and have great water

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Put this water filter in your fridge or take it with you for 2 gallons of high-quality purified water

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The pitcher is what I use and recommend.  It's cheap, easy to use and provides purified crisp water every time!

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Drink to Your Health
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 mind.

  • Body weight
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Level of activity and exercise
  • Weather and climate
  • Illness
  • Pregnancy
  • What you drink (i.e. caffeinated beverages, alcohol, or soft drinks)

The more 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.

Other factors that elevate body temperature and increase sweat such as hot climates, scorching, summer weather, or fever will also impact a body's need for liquids.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women require additional water to support growing infants and produce milk.

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
online 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!

 

 

 

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