Why you need to drink more water! (And a small giveaway)

EDIT: Congratulations to Erica who won the bottle! I hope it helps you to reach your hydration goals!

Yay, @ericaswhole30! DM me your address and I'll get this in the mail sometime this week!

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We all know that water is imperative to our health. We also know that we should be drinking at least 8 cups of water a day. You may not have known, however, that for many people that’s not enough.

On average, a person should drink anywhere from .5 oz to 1 oz of water per pound of body weight. 8 cups of water, or 64 oz, would therefore only be the recommended intake for a person who weighs around 120 lbs! That may be a shocking revelation to some!

At my heaviest, I should have been drinking somewhere around 165 oz of water daily. That’s more than a gallon. It seemed like an unattainable number, and though I’m not sure I ever got that high, I did take steps to gradually increase my intake until I got to about 120 oz each day, give or take depending on my activity level… and I feel so much better for it!

Increasing your water intake can lower your risk of bladder and colon cancer, make digestion easier, clear your skin up, and decrease headaches. There are so many health benefits to staying properly hydrated. Like oil in a car, our bodies run best when they’re given plenty of water.Read More »