Reasons to Drink Water That Have Nothing to Do With Being Thirsty
Nowadays you see everyone carrying a bottle of water everywhere. It seems that many people have smartened up and replaced the still profoundly popular but extremely unhealthy soft drinks.[slideshow:102375]
Water is becoming the go-to drink for many, according to data from the U.S. National Health Nutrition Examination Survey for 2009 to 2012. Adult men take in 117 ounces of water daily, on average – more than 14 cups. For women, the number is 93 ounces, or almost 12 cups daily.
Drinking water, plain, naturally flavored with fruits, or in soups or other foods, is crucial to your health. You lose it not only when you go to the bathroom; fluid losses also occur from skin evaporation and breathing.
The body is dehydrated when it has lost more fluid than it’s taken in, resulting in not having enough water to allow it to perform at optimal level. Adequate hydration is dependent on many different factors such as your size, activity levels and sweat rate.
People won’t feel it right away as most of them drink water only when they feel thirsty. However, you’re already dehydrated at that point. Don’t let it get to that for many health reasons.