So, while we are all trying to handle the challenge of Covid 19, we’re also aware of the excessive heat we are all experiencing here in AZ. We have even broken all records for the number of 110° days! That brings us to an important fact…
Water! Are you drinking enough water? Water is one of the most important substances on earth. All plants, animals, and living beings must have water to survive. 71% of the earth’s surface is covered in water, with our oceans holding approximately 96.5% of all earth’s water. If there was no water, there would be no life on earth. Our brains and bodies need water to function properly. Stress is at an all-time high with what we’re facing, water becomes even more critical to our health. We can go for weeks without food, but only 3 days without water.
So, how much should I drink? First, you should be drinking consistently, and I am talking about water! You should have water even if you feel you are not thirsty. Drink water before you go to bed; yes, before you go to bed. Our body refuels and mends itself while we sleep and water enables this to occur.
RULE OF THUMB: Everybody is different, but we often are told we need to drink at least eight 8-oz of water every day. New stats suggest half our body weight in ounces daily.
Stay safe and drink plenty of water!
Source: Mayo Clinic. Noahsarkvet.com. National Institute of Health.