We all know that our bodies depend on water to survive. How much water do we actually need per day? And why is it so important that we drink water? First let’s break down the amount of water needed for each person:
o Women: 9 cups per day
o Men: 13 cups per day
o Children: 4-8 year olds need 5 cups; 9-13 year olds need 7-8 cups per day; 12-18 year olds need 8-11 cups of water per day.
What are the benefits of drinking so much water? Water is essential in keeping your body temperature within normal range, cushions your joints, protects your spine, and helps to eliminate waste in your body. On top of those medical reasons, water also helps keep your skin looking healthy and vibrant. If those reasons are not enough, water is also an excellent way to help manage your weight and boosts your energy levels throughout the day!
Tips for drinking enough water:
Try carrying a water bottle with you throughout your day
Skip sugary drinks and hydrate with water instead
Add some lemon or fruit to your water to change up the flavor