Are You Drinking Enough Water? How to Check the Signs

by wfnblog on February 20, 2012

Steps to Stay Hydrated with WaterFilters.NETMost of us are aware of how important it is to stay healthy and well-hydrated by drinking plenty of clean water every day. Water is the main chemical ingredient in your body, composing about 60% of your weight. Every system in your body relies on water to function. For example, water flushes toxins out of vital organs, transports nutrients to your cells, regulates body temperature and keeps ear, nose and throat tissues moist to prevent infection.

Here’s a fact you may not know: By the time a person feels thirsty, his or her body has lost over one percent of its total water amount. Dehydration and its effects can start taking a toll before you even realize you need more water.  Even mild dehydration can leave you tired and unable to concentrate. To be sure you’re drinking enough water daily, consider the following easy steps.

  • Aim to drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Drink a glass of fresh water first thing in the morning. Drink water before and during each meal.
  • If you’re not used to drinking water regularly, try replacing one of your other drinks each day with fresh water. You can then gradually replace more drinks with water.
  • Order ice water with your meal when you go out to restaurants.
  • Fill a reusable bottle with chilled and filtered tap water to take with you wherever you go.
  • Steaming hot (or ice cold) water with lemon or other fruit is a great alternative way to get more to drink.
  • Keep a check on the color of your urine output, remembering it’s a decent indicator that the clearer it is, generally the more hydrated you are.
  • Watch out for signs of dehydration which can include headaches, tiredness, weakness and sometimes even dizziness.

We have learned from our experience at WaterFilters.NET that better-tasting water will certainly encourage you to drink more.  Consider filtering your water as a basic start to a fundamentally healthier you.

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