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Did you know not drinking enough water ages you?

Each cell inside our body contains 60-65 percent water – not soda, not milk, not beer. Without water, our cells cannot function or survive. “The more our bodies are starved for water, the greater the number of cells that will die. Dehydration follows, and the process of aging is accelerated.” (Water & Salt The Essence of Life)

So how much water should I drink? This depends on your body weight and daily activity level. The rule of thumb is drink .5 to .7 ounces of water for every pound of body weight per day.
Example: 150 lbs. (body weight) X .5 = 75 ounces

I drink about one gallon of water a day. If I strength train, this amount goes up. If I’m hiking, I drink about one liter of water every hour!

By:  Sharon Powell

Reference:

Williams, M. H. (2010) Nutrition for Health, Fitness, & Sport. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Hendel, B., Ferreira, P. (2002) Water & Salt The Essence of Life. Switzerland: Gymona Holding AG.

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4 Responses to 'Did you know not drinking enough water ages you?'

  1. Nancy says:

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    Nancy.R

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