Week 9 (Health) Goal: How much Water Should I Drink?

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Unknown How much water should I drink? The health goal for this week is to drink the right amount of water for your needs. Everyone needs to consume a different amount of water based on his or her body weight and lifestyle. When we work out more, it is essential that we consume more water than we normally do.

Here is a great online water calculator where you can figure out how much water you should be drinking every day.

Commit to drinking the right amount of water daily throughout the week.

If you are struggling with measuring the amount of water that is needed, you can always measure it by the color of your urine. “The easiest thing that anybody could do on a daily basis is monitor their urine color,” says Douglas Casa, Ph.D., A.T.C., who studies hydration at the University of Connecticut. “Lighter urine color—like lemonade—means you’re generally well-hydrated. If it’s darker, like apple juice, you are most likely dehydrated.”

Some of our favorite types from the article “Water & 20 Tips For Getting Your 8 GlassesDaily”

- While at work, get a 20-ounce cup of ice and keep filling it from the office water cooler. The key is drinking with a straw -- you take bigger gulps and drink much more.

- Freeze little bits of peeled lemons, limes, and oranges and use them in place of ice cubes - it's refreshing and helps get in a serving or two of fruit.

- Substitute a cup of hot water with a drop of honey for tea or coffee.

-When you have juice (apple, grape or orange), fill half the glass with water.