Our bodies are made up of 75% water. We lose water when we urinate, when we sweat, etc.
What water does
- Water conducts nutrients through the blood vessels.
- Water transports waste matter out of the system.
- Water keeps our skin wrinkle free longer.
We should drink at least ½ of our body weight in ounces. For example if we weigh 120lbs, we should strive to drink a minimum of 60 ounces of water daily which translates to about 7 glasses(8oz size) plus 2 more ounces.
There are times when I can pat myself on the back because I have had my daily quota. Then there are the times (more than I care to count) when I’ve had little to no water for the day. I used to beat myself over the head when I would fail. Now my aim is to have more and more successful days until I have mastered the water habit. I am no longer beating up myself but instead giving myself credit for what I am accomplishing.