All of us have a lot of misconceptions about drinking water. It is estimated that two-thirds of the adults ignore the importance of drinking water and do not consume the required quantity on a daily basis. We all tend to think that enough water is supplied to our system even if we drink bottled drinks, juices, sodas and so on. But, we do not realize the fact that drinking water is better than and healthier than having these drinks. By ignoring this fact, we ignore our health and well-being. It has been proven that by drinking sufficient water daily, our longevity also increases.
Though it is not right to determine the right quantity of water you require, on an average, a human being must drink at least 10 glasses of water daily. Some people may require more and some, less. This depends upon their weight, their physical activities and their surroundings.
We also commit the mistake of waiting for getting thirsty to drink water. Getting thirsty is not the right sign to show that our system requires water. In fact, when you feel thirsty, your body may have already used up a good amount of the water reserve that is available in the body. Therefore, drinking water before you get thirsty is a wise step.
Another wise step is to reduce your intake of beverages like coffee and tea and drink more of water. Alcoholic drinks should also be reduced. These drinks are diuretic and they will trigger increased urination, due to which you will lose weight. This is not a healthy way of losing weight. Though you feel that more water gets into your system through these drinks, in reality, they get out of your system as quickly as you consume them.
People who involve themselves in more of physical activities and sports persons require more water. This is because they perspire more.
It is also a proven fact that even when we sleep, loss of water happens. Even when you are sick or having fever, you should consume more of water. When you are sick, chances of getting dehydrated are more and hence you need to drink extra water.
By drinking more of water, you can improve your digestion, hydrate your body from the interior and can also get rid of problems like constipation.
In view of the foregoing, you must develop the habit of drinking plenty of water daily so that you will have a great health.