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This seems to be something too many of us forget to have daily. Sometimes the day goes by and when it is almost six in the evening, you realized you drunk only one glass of water.  I do drink half of the amount sometimes, I am guilty as charged but work with me. I rarely forget and I am working on never to forget, it’s extremely important.

If I mess up one day I do not carry it over to the other day. While you can’t make up for the losses you can make today count. Here are some recommendations:

  • Start having one cup on rising, you can choose for it to be warmed but room temperature is perfect as well.
  • Carry a bottled water with you in your bag, backpack or lunchbox at all times.
  • While at school or work make sure a bottled water is on your desk. If it is in front of you it is more likely you will drink it.
  • Replace all sodas and juices with water.
  • Drink a glass of water before each meal.
  • By midday, you should have drunk half of your water intake already.

We were all taught 8 cups of water daily. I am not saying this is wrong. It is a pretty good start but, keep in mind: little Jimmy, a student who is 12 years old and weighs 65 pounds, and Mr. Sam, the 28-year-old bodybuilder who weighs 225 pounds, do not have the same body mass. So, quite likely, 8 cups of water for Sam would be insufficient while Jimmy might find 8 cups a little too much.

Calculation

Water intake is based on your body weight. So you have to divide your body weight in half and that amount will be the amount in ounces and to get cups just divide that by 8.

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