Increasing Water Intake – Are you Consuming Enough?

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Sedentary individuals should drink at least 2L or about 8 cups of water per day, athletes should drink at least 3L or about 12 cups of water per day, and athletes in hot weather climates should drink at least 4L or about 16 cups of water per day.

Since following these recommendations can prevent dehydration and can actually assist with fat loss, you should consider the very serious consequences if they are ignored. However, try as they might, some individuals find it difficult to ingest up to a gallon of water per day. So try out these three proven strategies for increasing water ingestion:

-Drink cold water - cold (but not ice water) water is more palatable, improving
-'mouth feel' and ingestion.
-Add lemon - lemon increases urge to drink and also kills bacteria.
-Mini Bottles - always carry some sort of container of water around
-to ensure you're drinking regularly throughout the day.

Some additional facts that may be on interest-

The cell is the functional basic unit of life .It is the smallest unit of life that is classified as a living thing, and is often called the building block of life organisms. Humans have about 100 trillion cells in their body.

The human body is the entire structure of a human organism. By the time the human reaches adulthood, the body consists of close to 100 trillion cells, the basic unit of life. These cells are organized biologically to eventually form the whole body. By mass, human cells consist of 65–90% water (H2O), and a significant portion is composed of carbon-containing organic molecules. Oxygen therefore contributes a majority of a human body’s mass, followed by carbon. 99% Of the mass of the human body is made up of the six elements oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus.