One of my Favorite Gifts

imagesWhether it is giving or receiving one of my very favorite gifts are water bottles. I carry one with me everywhere and that ensures I take in enough water everyday.  Often people hear to drink eight 8 ounce glasses of water per day, although this is close to the recommended amount it does vary from body size, age, sex, and activity level.

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These are the recommended amounts according to Mayo Clinic:

So how much fluid does the average, healthy adult living in a temperate climate need? The Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake (AI) for men is roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) of total beverages a day. The AI for women is 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day.

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I find that water is the most refreshing drink for me. I drink lots when I exercise, when I go to bed at night I bring my trusty water bottle along side my bed and I drink some during the night and when I get out of bed I drink a bunch in the morning straight away. My favorite water bottle is an insulated Thermos bottle without a straw. The popular straw ones are nice but difficult to clean, once they get moldy they need to be replaced. Another thing about the straw is that I think wrinkles happen more easily from using a straw so often similar to a smokers lips. A great way to encourage drinking more water for a loved one is to give them a really nice water bottle, they will love it!