There is no better way to put it, but the endless political moves made by Bola Tinubu over the past weeks have left Nigerians in perpetual limbo. It leaves many of his supporters and neutrals with that insufferable desire for favors from the divine, with statements to the semblance of ‘This Government will favor me’ echoed relentlessly.
While conceding that there is absolutely no help I can render to my Compatriots in the ‘favor’ department, I will be unfair if I do not point you to something that may be presently affordable and far away from the renewed hammer of the present regime; Drinking Water.
Humans are said to be 60% water, stating its essence to our bodies to function. It must be why staying hydrated is necessary for our organs to work correctly.
Therefore, the question today remains;
How much water do you drink every day?
What do you stand to gain by drinking sufficient water daily?
While it remains that your body science, environment, and many other factors should determine your intake of water daily, it is a given that we all need proper hydration for good function.
Why should you pay more attention to your water intake?
If you live in a hot or dry climate, you’ll need to drink more water to stay hydrated.
Your Activity levels
You’ll need more water to be effective, especially if you’re very active, and also every hour of exercise you do.
Your Body Weight
Your weight can also affect how much water you need to drink.
Generally, you can be safe if you drink at least half of your body weight in ounces of water each day. So if you weigh 150 pounds(68 kg), you should aim to drink at least 75 ounces(About 2.2 liters) of water daily.
Daily acceptable levels
In an article by Mayo Clinic, about 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids daily for men and about 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids daily for women is the standard. While variations exist, you cannot expect a healthy body function when constantly under the 2-liter margin.
Some benefits of drinking enough water daily include:
When you’re dehydrated, your body doesn’t have enough water to carry out its normal functions, leading to fatigue, headaches, and constipation. Drink enough water to help you feel more alert and energized.
Drinking enough water can also lead to better skin. When dehydrated, the skin becomes dry and dull. Drinking water makes your skin look radiant and helps to prevent wrinkles.
Drinking water can help you lose weight. Research has shown that drinking water before meals can help you eat fewer calories, leading to weight loss in the long term. Also, drinking water instead of drinks like soda can help you drop calories and lose weight.
Be sure to drink enough water each day to stay hydrated, help with weight loss, and keep your skin looking radiant, especially in this period of untold economic hardship.
Following the guidelines above, you can ensure you drink enough water to keep your body functioning.