Did you know that water makes up about 60% of your body weight? It has many important roles in your wellness like maintaining body temperature, protecting your organs, joint lubrication, nutrient absorption, and getting rid of waste. So many functions of your body require water you have to drink plenty to replenish it! There is a reason you will have low energy when you are dehydrated, your body simply can’t operate at full capacity!
The amount of water needed by everyone will vary based on many factors such as climate, menstruation, and physical output, just to name a few. While there is no “one size fits all” magic number that you need, there are some minimum guidelines that have been set for general health. You should always start and end your day with a big glass of H20 to help your body operate and regulate. The US Department of Health and Human Services recommends drinking 104-128 fl oz for men and 72-96 fl oz. per day for women. These amounts should serve as a baseline goal that you can adjust as necessary bases on your daily activity and climate.