Water drop

Water is huge!

History has shown that water supply can make or break civilizations.  How lucky are we to have plentiful clean water to drink?  And how ironic that many of us drink less than optimal amounts of it!  Feeling tired?  It could be from mild dehdration.

By weight, on average about 60% of our overall  body composition is water.  For our brain, heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, and blood, that percentage is even higher:  75% or more.  Even our bones are about 20% water.  Water carries nutrients to our cells and flushes toxins from our vital organs.  Every system in our bodies depends on it.  Hmmm… think it may be worth considering whether we are drinking enough water?

A rule of thumb is to divide your pounds of body weight by 2, and drink that many ounces of water per day.  So if you weigh 200 pounds, that is 100 ounces of water per day - about 50% more than if you were still going by the old adage of “drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day.” And depending on your level of activity, etc., your optimal water intake may be higher.