Recommended Daily Water Intake
The recommended daily intake amount for water is to drink half your body weight (in lbs) in ounces. That means, a 150 pound person should drink 75 ounces of water each day. If a glass of water is 8 ounces, that is roughly 9 1/2 glasses of water daily to be properly hydrated.
Dehydration occurs when the body does not have enough water to function at a peak level. The two types of dehydration are:
Mild dehydration – This is a cause of fatigue or lack of alertness. It can also lead to headaches or muscle cramps as the body uses more of its own water to function.
Severe dehydration – Severe dehydration can cause irritability, shortness of breath, dizziness, or even shock.
Every 1% that you are dehydrated can cause a decrease of up to 5% in cognitive function. Drinking only five 16 ounce glasses of water a day will increase your cognitive performance by as much as 30%.
Hydration and Health
Hydration is an absolute key to a long and healthy life. Just maintaining proper water intake decreases the chance of a heart attack by 45%!
Water intake helps weight loss! Water helps maintain your ideal body weight by increasing metabolism and regulating appetite. Drinking water has been shown to increase metabolism by 30%!
H2O To Go Water Systems and Health
Given the many ways that water is key to health, you should make sure that the water you and your family drink is of the highest quality. H2O TO GO systems are designed to handle the mineral full water in the Las Vegas Valley.