Since you were little you were repeatedly told about the importance of drinking water and staying hydrated. Yet some people have no idea what being hydrated means. Some people think when they feel thirsty is when they should drink something. This is incorrect. If you feel thirsty this is your body telling you you’re already dehydrated.
Your body is composed of 60% water. The functions of these fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temp. Without fluids, your organs can’t function properly. Chronic dehydration can affect your organs and cause kidney stones, cholesterol problems, constipation, liver, joint and muscle damage.
You should drink between half an ounce to one once of water for every pound you weigh. For example, I weigh 127lbs therefore my goal each day should be to drink a minimum of 127 ounces. I leave a water bottle sitting somewhere that I can see. This reminds me to drink water every time I see it. Chasing after a baby all day I sometimes forgot to drink my daily amount so this water bottle is like my personal warning sign! Do whatever you need to remind yourself to drink water!