Hydration and Your Health

H2O!!! Ever thought about how much water impacts your life? How much water do you drink every day? How does your water intake and hydration levels affect your overall health? As a general rule, your daily intake of water should be equal to half your body weight in ounces. We are all aware that water is essential to life. Do you know what happens to your body when you do not drink enough water? Most people believe their sense of thirst is the key indicator of dehydration. The fact is, by the time you feel thirsty your body is already feeling the effects of dehydration. When you suffer from dehydration it affects every aspect of your body. Creating a daily routine of water intake that fits into your lifestyle may reduce future health risks. There are many resources that talk about the affect of not drinking enough water. One of the best books written on this subject is “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water” by Dr. Batmenhelidj. This book focuses on the belief that “many degenerative diseases could be prevented and sometimes cured if we drank more water daily.” Dr. Batmanhelidj states: “The body poses many different thirst signals. A dry mouth is not a reliable indicator of your body’s water needs.” He also describes more reliable indicators of thirst and helps you understand when your body needs water before you get dehydrated. Dr. Batmangehelidj believes that water is nature’s miracle medicine. He claims that you can prevent, treat, and cure health related illnesses through WATER!!! Dr. Batmangehleidj’s book teaches us how much water one needs to drink to...

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