You’re Probably Not Drinking Enough Water—Here Are Two Simple Ways to Check

By Sharon Feiereisen | REAL SIMPLE

You’ve probably heard that you should be drinking eight glasses of water a day for optimal health and digestion. While that’s a good rule of thumb, there’s really no standard amount of water that everyone should be drinking.

“Water is a transporter of substances and nutrients throughout the body,” says Dr. Drew Sinatra. “It’s important for temperature regulation (sweating is your body’s way of releasing heat and cooling you down). Drinking water can also flush out toxins, lubricate joints, help relieve constipation, improve concentration, focus, energy, skin elasticity, mood, and overall health.” Since all of your cells use water and it’s necessary for bodily function, it’s essential to stay properly hydrated.

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