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Description

Drinking enough water keeps your body in tune and decreases your risk of heart disease. It improves your ability to think clearly and act quickly [1], and maintain gut health [2], [3]. Water is the key player in every cell, fluid, and reaction in your body. Make sure to drink 2-3 liters of water every day.

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How to Do It

The average human should consume 2-3 liters of water spread consistently throughout the day. Smaller sips give greater benefit because the body can efficiently absorb the water.

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Benefits

  • Decreases heart rate
  • Joints and muscles work better
  • Prevents dry mouth, bad breath, and cracked lips
  • Helps maintain cooler body temperature
  • Increases brain function
  • Supports the immune system
  • Detoxifies the body 
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Time Commitment

1-2 minutes, multiple times per day

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Why it works

The human body is 60% water. Commonly referred to as H2O, it is required for almost all bodily functions. It is required to get nutrients throughout your body and helps muscles or joints to contract and expand.

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Suggested Frequency

As needed.

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Side Effects

None

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Required Equipment

Clean cup, bottle, jug/bowl and access to a clean source of water.

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Suggested Time of Day

Throughout the day

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Notes

  • Can aid in preventing hangovers and kidney stones
  • Drinking water with electrolytes can keep help athletes better hydrate.
  • Water consumption can reduce heat stress in the body
  • Avoid water from lakes, rivers, and streams. Contaminated water can lead to severe illness. Be sure to drink from clean sources only.
  • For best digestion avoid drinking cold water right after you eat. 

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