Health Tips - Water

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To determine how much water you need on a daily basis divide your body weight (in pounds) by 2. This equals the number of ounces of water you need daily. A normal glass is approximately 8 ounces.

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Exercise, higher altitude, heat, low humidity, pregnancy, breast feeding, coffee, tea, pop and alcohol, as well as diarrhea or fever all increase the amount of needed water.

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Water is best consumed between meals, not while you are eating as it can dilute the digestive juices needed to adequately breakdown food.

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Drink additional water during and after any activity that depletes water or if you have been sweating or exercising.

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Reach for water at the first sign of stress, pain, headache, anxiety or discomfort to assist the body in adapting more quickly and easily.

 

 

 

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