Water and Your Health
Am I drinking enough water?
We used to be told to drink (eight) 8 ounce glasses of water a day but there is no clear-cut answer to that question. What’s more important is to make sure you are drinking enough water to not feel thirsty. Your body also needs more water when exercising, are in a hot climate or are ill. Here are tips from CDC if you think you are getting enough water to drink:
- Carry a water bottle for easy access when you are at work of running errands.
- Freeze some freezer safe water bottles. Take one with you for ice-cold water all day long.
- Choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages. This can also help with weight management. Substituting water for one 20-ounce sugar sweetened soda will save you about 240 calories. For example, during the school day students should have access to drinking water, giving them a healthy alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages.
- Choose water when eating out. Generally, you will save money and reduce calories.
- Add a wedge of lime or lemon to your water. This can help improve the taste and help you drink more water than you usually do.
Last updated Aug 1, 2017