How Much Water Should You Drink

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Are you still basing your water-intake requirements off of the old ‘6 to 8 glasses a day?’ While that is better than no water at all, if you’re looking to optimize your hydration levels, experts suggest a much higher intake of H2O. Chronic dehydration is among one of the major underlying causes of joint pain, fatigue, and headaches. So, just how much water should you drink? “Paul Chek and Steve Meyerowitz recommend one-half of an individual’s body weight in ounces (90 oz of water for someone weighing 180 lb), while Mark Lindsay recommends 0.6 ounces times body weight in pounds (106 oz for someone weighing 180 lb) for achieving optimal health and tissue mobility. Even greater fluid intake has been recommended for those individuals who are exercising and sweating profusely. “While there seems to be no agreement between the researchers and the health experts, there is enough anecdotal clinical evidence to suggest that increased water consumption is warranted for achieving and maintaining tissue mobility and overall health for most individuals.” From weight-loss to rehydrating, research has shown that by drinking 16-32oz of water first think in the morning can have tremendous benefits. Most may find that challenging. So, when it comes to learning a new skill/routine, start off small and gradually work your way up. And as annoying as it may seem in the beginning, carrying a water bottle with you - especially while at work - makes it much easier to remember to drink water throughout the day. Excerpt From: Evan Osar. “Corrective Exercise Solutions to Common Shoulder and Hip Dysfunction.” Apple Books.

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