Drinking Water In A Better Way
We humans tend to drink rather too little.
As children we are still admonished by our parents to consume enough water.
But as soon as no one says so, it’s easy to forget.
Now the question arises: How much water is actually enough?
In order to answer this question, we have to delve deeper into our body structure.
How Much Water We Drink
First of all, it must be noted that the sources of information on water consumption are strongly represented on the Internet and usually indicate the most varied quantities.
Often one reads at least three liters per day to have to drink, while another blog post is already satisfied with half.
In summary, one can say that there is not only one correct answer.
Our bodies differ so drastically in structure, density and needs that it is impossible to create a single rule that applies to everyone.
Depending on age, our body consists of between 50% and 85% water and depending on height, fat percentage and muscle percentage, we have to give the body different amounts of water.
But if you follow the following rules, you have nothing to fear:
- Always drink when you are thirsty. Try not to ignore your thirst and listen to your body when it tries to give you a sign. A dry mouth, or a heat wave through the body can be a sign that it is high time to drink a glass of water.
- Even slight hunger often cannot be distinguished from thirst by the body. If you feel light hunger but have actually eaten recently, this can be a sign of thirst. Try to drink a glass of water, and when the hunger subsides, you have interpreted the sign correctly.
- The more you move, the more you should drink. After, or during a sports session, your body is so busy sweating that the thirsty feeling is absent. If you recognize this in time, you will notice from the first drop how much the body actually craves for a water supply.
- In winter the body is not busy sweating, but it is busy maintaining the immune system. Mucous membranes dry out particularly quickly in the winter air and are more susceptible to droplet infections. An extra glass of water helps to maintain the mucous membranes and thus the immune system.
- Your urine should always be colourless. Dark yellow urine is a sign that you are not drinking enough liquids. Light yellow, or completely transparent is the healthier and desirable colour.
- A glass immediately after getting up gets the whole metabolism going and is a good start to the morning. Since it is particularly easy to forget to take a glass of water with your coffee, you are one step ahead of yourself.
Water vs. orange juice and energy drinks
Until now, we have only spoken of water in terms of fluid intake.
This is not at all a matter of course.
Children and adolescents consume just over half of the liquids they drink in the form of tea, coffee and sugary drinks such as cola or iced tea.
For adults, the split is 50:50.
The consumption of high-sugar drinks like orange juice is so high that they cover one third of our total sugar consumption.
Who would completely renounce such drinks could save 42300 calories per year, which can be expressed in 6kg body fat.
The Problem With Sugary Drinks
Although lemonades, juices and co. taste good and are also advertised in various advertisements, we should think twice before buying this sweet happiness.
These drinks are not only bad for our teeth, but also don’t let us sleep at night, make us overweight and don’t feed us at all.
A resolution for the rest of our lives could therefore be “drink better”.
Here are a few tips on how to make this resolution a reality:
Water is cheap, almost free. You can think about that. If you decide not to drink sweetened drinks anymore, you can calculate how much you normally spend on such drinks and then put the money aside for the next month.
Water has no calories. This is also a positive effect and can contribute to the dream body when planning. As already mentioned, you can save an incredible amount of calories by simply consuming water and even lose weight. If you don’t like pure water, you can add a slice of lemon or mint from the garden to the water bottle to give the water a little taste.
Water is everywhere – you not only save money, but also time, because water is available in every building and on the road. As a reward for water consumption, you can buy a beautiful and reusable water bottle, which is currently trendy anyway.
Check out the bottles of the brand 24 Bottles – you are sure to find one you like.
If you are not yet convinced about water, you should definitely read more facts about water and beverage consumption.
The internet is full of facts about water consumption in connection with health.
Our motto for this year is: “Drink water better – Live better.”