THIS WEEK’S “ASK GILAD” BLOG
Question: I always hear that we should be drinking 8 glasses of water a day. I don't drink anywhere near that much. How important is it to drink that much?
Our bodies have very good defense mechanisms. But when it comes to fluids, our bodies' defenses are lacking. They don't always remind us to drink water when we need to. We can need water before we actually experience feeling thirsty. Many people forget to drink enough water and are constantly dehydrated.
The name of the game is awareness. If you do nothing else, increase your water consumption consciously to 8 glasses per day. Do it slowly over a period of several weeks. Add a glass of water per day and get to the point where your base is 8 glasses per day. You will not believe the positive changes in your energy level and appearance.