Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Ideally you want to drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water a day. This is a good rule of thumb to work towards every day. There are many benefits of drinking water. Also, if you squeeze lemon or lime into the water, it will bring up the alkalinity and be even more beneficial to your body.

Did you know that we are made up of 50-75% water? Our blood, brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, skin, muscles and bones are basically created with water and water is the medium for many different reactions that occur in our body. So we want to make sure that we are drinking plenty of water every day and increase the amount during strenuous physical activity.

Common warning signs that you are not getting enough water include dry mouth, dry skin, dry eyes, joint pain, decrease in muscle mass, fatigue, headaches, constipation and premature aging.