Do You Come Close to Drinking Enough Water?


Drinking Water

It's no secret that we should all be drinking more water. Think of everything you've had to drink so far today. From your morning coffee to a diet soda, perhaps some juice, how many glasses of water did you finish? It's easy to let our taste buds decide what we should be drinking, but the benefits of plain and simple water far outweigh the enjoyment of a sugary beverage.

The Gallon A Day Craze: Most doctors and experts agree that we should be drinking six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water each and every day. In 2016 a craze began picking up steam, the gallon a day craze. Many fitness enthusiasts started endorsing drinking a gallon of water every single day, more than twice the recommended amount. Now as long as you're already a well-hydrated individual, the excess water will simply pass through your system. There are several benefits to drinking extra water daily including healthier skin, better hydration, and occasionally weight loss.

When you live in warm or humid environments, such as most of the southern United States, chances are you'll need to drink more than your recommended 8 glasses to make up for additional fluid loss. According to Johns Hopkins University, "how much you sweat is not an indication of dehydration, as dry climates may cause your sweat to evaporate more quickly, leading you to believe you are losing less water, which is not the case."

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