Water: The Great Health Hack

Summer essentials

Drinking pure water is one of the easiest ways to improve your health.

Do you know that water helps you properly digest food and absorb nutrients? That it improves circulation and reduces inflammation? Water is remarkable, and it helps your body in so many ways.

But you may not be getting all of the benefits. To start with, most people are chronically dehydrated and need to drink more water. One of the ways you can tell you’re dehydrated is by the color of your pee. It should be a light yellow, not dark yellow or brown.

A great rule of measurement for how much water you should have per day is targeting half your body weight in ounces of water. For example, a 200 lb person should drink 100 ounces of pure water each day. And if you drink 12 oz of coffee, tea (even non-caffeinated), or alcohol, replace that with 12 oz of water. 

Feeling like that is a lot of water? We recommend starting each day by drinking two full glasses of water as soon as you get out of bed. This way, you are already off to a great start no matter what the rest of your day has in store. 

Getting the correct amount of water helps:

  • Regulate your body temperature

  • Protect, lubricate and cushion your joints, spinal cord, and tissues

  • Excrete waste through perspiration, urination, and defecation

  • Maximize physical performance

  • Prevent constipation

  • Better digestion

  • Nutrient absorption

  • Weight loss

  • Improve blood oxygen circulation

  • Fight off illness

  • Boost energy

  • Increase cognitive function

  • Improve mood

  • Keep skin bright and youthful

When we say pure, we mean filtered or spring water. The best source of water is a natural spring. This water comes straight out of the earth from deep sources, and has been naturally filtered for thousands of years. Spring water also contains minerals from the ground that regular tap water does not.

However, since most of us do not live close to a clean source of spring water, filtered is the next best thing. There are a lot of filtration systems out there on the market, and, no, your Brita doesn’t count. The easiest and cheapest way to get pure water is to fill up three or five-gallon jugs from a reverse osmosis filtration water store at 30-50 cents per gallon. Reverse osmosis ensures that 99% of pollutants are removed from the tap water.

In our office, we have reverse osmosis filtered water because it is the purest we can get, and it tastes great too!

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