We have all heard that it is necessary to drink 8 glasses of water a day, but is it true? Well, it is somewhat true. Like many things regarding health, it depends on the individual. Weight, height, age, and activity level should all be taken into account. For example, a teenage football player who is constantly sweating during the big game should probably drink more than the fans watching the game. But, a valuable rule of thumb is to always get at least 8 glasses of water a day to maintain hydration.
In order to be sure you are well hydrated, you should look at how often you are urinating and the color of your urine. If it is a darker yellow color and you are not using the restroom a few times throughout the day, you are probably dehydrated.
Water has many health benefits such as:
· Maintains a healthy body temperature
· Regulates circulation
· Removes toxins
· Helps metabolism
· Weight loss
· Removes waste
· Prevents dehydration
Be aware of your daily intake and be sure to drink up!