The average human body is around 70% water. By not drinking enough water we are causing a whole raft of health problems which can all be avoided by simply increasing our water intake. When you feel thirsty it is a sign that your body is already dehydrated and many bodily functions are already at risk.
Most people underestimate how much water should be consumed daily. The average adult loses about 10 cups of water each day by simply breathing, sweating, urinating and eliminating waste so it does not take long for a water imbalance to occur. When you consider that blood is made up of 92% water, muscles are 75% water , our brain is 75% water and our bones surprisingly are 22% water you can see why water, or lack of it, affects our entire body. Here’s an interesting infographic on what happens when we don’t drink enough water.
On average we should all aim to drink at least eight 8oz glasses of water each and every day. We need even more if we’re ill, exercise or live in a hot climate. A healthy practice to get into is to just sip water throughout the day. Here’s a creative way to go about it.