Who says that drinking water has to be a boring experience? Some do not like the taste of water. Others replace it with sodas or juice instead. The fact is we need water to live. One of the health benefits of water is that it keeps your skin young looking and hydrated. By applying creative enhancement ideas, drinking water can be a more enjoyable experience.
Water makes up from 50-65% of body composition equaling 45 quarts of water. The recommended amount of the daily intake of water varies from person to person. Women’s bodies contain 50-60% of water, men’s bodies 60%-65% water and children’s bodies 70% water. Seniors and adults who are obese have a lower body water percentage around 45%. The medical profession suggests drinking 6- 8 glasses of water per day, while the fitness industry uses the weight ratio. For example, a person weighing 200lbs should drink 100 ounces of water per day, and a person weighing 128 lbs should drink 64 ounces of water per day. That amounts to half of an individual’s weight.
How many ounces are in a glass of water? The medical profession’s recommendation of drinking 6-8 glasses of water per day is based upon an 8 ounce glass.
Now that you have an idea of how much water you should be drinking each day, consider the anti-aging effects of water:
Flushes out acne causing toxins from the body
Rehydrates skin cells
Eliminates dry spots on skin
Plumbs skin by improving elasticity
Diminishes under eye circles and sunken eyes
Gives the skin a radiant glow
There are several ways to spice up a plain glass of water: 1) add fruit, 2) use champagne glasses or 3) garnish with mint. As you drink from the glass, imagine how much healthier and beautiful your complexion will appear. After drinking an adequate amount of water for a week, some people notice that the color and texture of their skin improves. To reap the benefits of increasing your water intake, avoid sugary sodas, greasy or fried foods that may cause acne.
Drink up! Stay fit and fabulous.