Summer is here. Are you drinking enough water?

In the summer, when we tend to sweat and spend prolonged time in the sun, drinking plenty of water is critical.  Drinking your daily dose of water helps keep your skin clear and hydrated, allows your body to move more smoothly when doing physical activity, and helps you think more clearly.

How much water do you need?  The answer is based on your body weight.  You should drink 1 ounce of water per 2 pounds of body weight.  For example, a person who weighs 160 pounds should drink 80 ounces of water per day.

It can be challenging to drink all the water you need on a daily basis.  Try these tips:
• Drink water first thing in the morning
• Keep a bottle of water with you throughout the day
• Drink most of your daily water before 6:00 pm

How do you know if you are not drinking enough water?  If you are not drinking enough water you may experience poor digestion, sluggish thinking, skin breakouts, headaches, bad breath, and fatigue.

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