When you think about the importance of drinking water, summer and hot weather usually come to mind. Not winter. But staying hydrated in the cold weather is just as important!
So how much water is enough? You’ve probably heard the old advice to drink eight glasses of water a day. But according to the Institute of Medicine, men typically need 13 cups of fluid (or water) a day and women need nine cups of fluid (or water) a day.
Here are a few of the benefits of drinking the adequate amount of water during all seasons.
- Lose weight – Drinking water is part of a healthy diet. Drinking a glass of water before a meal often helps you eat less. Plus, our bodies sometimes confuse thirst for hunger. So you may eat when you actually need water.
- Better skin – Skin can get dehydrated, as well. When you add dry, dull skin to overcast, cold and windy weather, that’s a bad combination. Keeping hydrated leads to healthier skin, which can be a major plus when it’s nasty outside.
- Have more energy – When you don’t drink enough water, your body loses energy. So if you constantly feel like tired, consider what you’re putting in your body.
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