“90% of people are actually chronically dehydrated.”
Actually, that is a misconception!
Think about this perspective. When you went to bed, you probably went to bed somewhat dehydrated on purpose. That way, you wouldn’t get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom multiple times. Totally understandable. Good sleep is underrated.
Then, you sleep for 8 hours breathing constantly which depletes even more of the hydration in your body. This is why people are exhausted when they get to work in the morning, even after a good night’s sleep. Then, they drink a cup of coffee because they’re “tired”. People don’t realize the reason they are “tired” is because they’re dehydrated.
So, how much water do I need to drink per day?
Take These 4 Factors Into Consideration:
- Temperature – A day laying on the couch with an air conditioner will require a lot less water than a day laying on the beach in the middle of the Summer.
- Physical Activity Level – Rest days require a sufficient amount of water, but not as much as an intense workout day.
- Body Weight – The more you weigh, the more water you need to drink, simple as that.
- Amount of Alcohol, Caffeine, and Sugar Consumption – These 3 guys are the biggest enemies of hydration. Take them in moderation as much as possible. Also, whenever you consume them, make sure you drink some water either before or after. It’ll help with digestion. Also, the alcohol, caffeine, and sugar will have less of a dehydration effect on your body.
Basically, in summary
- Drink at least one glass of water immediately when you wake up (every morning).
- Determine your own daily amount 0f water to drink.
- The healthier you eat, the less water you need to drink.
- Nutrient-dense, whole foods are very often filled with water. Especially when those foods are fruits and vegetables.
- The more alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and dairy you consume, the more water you’ll need to drink.
How much water do you currently drink a day? Do you feel like it’s enough? Post a comment below.