Are You Drinking Enough Water?

With the weather getting cooler it is important to make sure you stay hydrated, even when not exercising. The cooler weather can fool you into thinking you don't need to hydrate since you don't notice yourself sweating as much. The body is comprised of around 70% of water and water effects pretty much every aspect of your overall health. Cells need water to function, the blood which supplies your body with nutrients contains water, organs and joints work better by supplying lubrication, and the skin stays healthier and less dried out.

So how much water should you drink a day? Well that isn't so straight forward. Weight, activity level, climate, and health all factor into how much water someone should consume every day. A general rule of thumb is to drink enough to where you don't feel thirsty and you can produce a little more than 6 cups of colorless or slightly yellow urine a day. You can also go by the 8 x 8 rule which is to drink eight-8 ounce glasses of water a day to be safe. So be sure to stay hydrated and especially if you are exercising drink water often during your workouts.


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