Calculating Your Daily Bottled Water Requirements
Everyone knows that drinking lots of water is good for your health, but getting the recommended eight glasses a day can be difficult. Our bodies are made up of 60% to 70% of water. This is because our blood, muscles, lungs and brain all contain large amounts of water. Water is necessary to regulate body temperature and is the way nutrients are transported to our cells.
So how can you get the 64 ounces of water a day your body needs? The best way is to develop a routine that includes drinking bottled water. Drink a bottle of water in the morning, first thing. It will ensure you are hydrated before you down your first cup of coffee, which is a natural diuretic. You will feel energized and avoid that headachy feeling that comes from dehydration.
Take bottled water with you to the gym or on walks or bike rides. You will replace any fluids lost in the process of exercising and avoid becoming dehydrated.
For every glass of beer or wine, and with every cup of coffee or tea make sure you also drink a bottle of water.
To calculate exactly how much bottled water you need per day, follow this guideline from the International Sports Medicine Institute: 1/2 ounce of water per pound of body weight if you are not active and 2/3 ounce of water per pound if you are athletic.
Bottled Water and Weight Loss
Drink bottled water half an hour before each meal. This not only helps you feel better, it will make you feel full and lead to eating less. A natural appetite suppressant, water is an important factor in losing weight and keeping it off. Water also helps your body metabolize stored fat. If you increase your water intake you will help decrease your fat deposits.
Did you know that overweight people actually require more water than their thin counterparts? The heavier you are, the greater your metabolic load. The key to fat metabolism is water, so it naturally follows that an overweight person will need more water to metabolize excess fat. Taking along bottled water wherever you go will help you win the fight against fat.
So, remember to take bottled water with you as you go about your daily routine. A great health benefit awaits you when you drink bottled water!