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3/20/13 3:39 P

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Good afternnon everyone! I came in to re read nitros original post about water! I almost forgot about this page but then remembered when I wanted to look at thread from this team! Also, I was wondedring if the smart water is good to have when ur not by a water fountain or forgot water before leaving the house?

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3/14/13 8:52 P

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emoticon I drink a LOT of Water, but my other Favorite Drinks are Green Tea & Coffee. There were reports today on the World News and on SparkPeople that Green Tea & Coffee MAY help Prevent some types of Stroke! Glad that I almost always have Green Tea with Dinner and Coffee with Breakfast!

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2/10/13 8:03 A

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I switched from coke and energy drinks to water last sunday, I'm currently doing 8 to 9 cups of water throughout each day.

I don't just get more fluids into my body now, they fluids are also a lot better for me. :)

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1/19/13 1:09 P

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Thanks for the useful info, i dont usually have a problem drinking tons of water in the summer, but its the winter when I find myself not drinking enough. I had 32oz today headed to my fridge now for another serving



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10/12/12 1:44 P

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Good to know! Thanks!

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10/28/11 7:20 P

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Great article! I hardly have a glass of water a day! most is from beer, coffee or energy drinks! I'll follow the article's advice thanks!!

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2/5/11 5:42 P

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Thanx for the info Nitro!

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5/9/10 12:17 P

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I try to drink 10oz with every meal. When you add that plus what I drink with my supplements and vitamins. It equals about 80oz a day. I try not to drink after 7pm though so Im not up all night!

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I like to go to the water fountain between every exercize. it gives me a little rest and keeps me hydrated.

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2/3/10 12:06 A

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Total agree with everyone. I bring a plastic bottle with between 8-10 cups of water with me to the gym and make it a point not to leave before I drink every last drop.

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10/11/09 9:30 P

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i am glad i read this post again i sometimes forget how important water is

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10/5/09 11:35 A

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Great post! Thank you for that.

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9/30/09 11:35 P

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emoticon I'll just add another 710ml.

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9/30/09 8:23 A

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3785.408mL= 1 Gallon (roughly)



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water is important

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Hey, Nitro!

Been awhile since I posted on this specific thread...

Well,
I'm proudly announcing that I too am drinking around 1 gallon a day.

-710ml apon awakening.
-Another 710ml 3 times per day.
-And an extra while training.

5X710ml=3550ml...?

Wich would be equivalent to what?

A gallon maybe?...I don't know...I haven't checked.

*It was kinda' simple to do...I CUT COFFEE IN HALF!
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Very interesting Mr. Nitro. Where did you source that info from? I'd love to read more.

Regarding soda, I used to be an addict too. I've found unsweetened iced tea is often a great substitute if you're looking to ween yourself off of sugary soda and don't want to rely on creepy chemically diet drinks.

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Thanks

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emoticon Thanks for posting!

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Other than my morning coffee (which I know is a diuretic) the only beverage I drink is water,but as recently as Oct.2008 I was a Coca-Cola addict.I'm glad I kicked the Coke habit and the cigarettes.Thanks for the timely info ,Mr Nitro ,I know I wasn't getting all of the water I needed but didn't realize that my deficit was so great .



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drank a gallon today!

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Thanks mr. nitro emoticon

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It's easy to forget the importance of water.
Thank you for reminding us!

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Good morning, Nitro, and everybody. This had to be said! Thanks! XO Mary Ann emoticon

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Thanks for posting that.

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You're telling me CWUMMEL!
Great post MR.NITRO!
I knew the importance of water for active people...
BUT WITH THIS ARTICLE...EVERYONE IS CONCERNED! emoticon

Thanks again NITRO, emoticon

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Nitro fantastic topic! This is going to become a sticky for a while.

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Thank you for posting the information. I used to have a hard time drinking water but now I miss it if I don't drink at least 14 cups a day. I know when I don't drink it, I feel really sluggish and bloated. emoticon

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I know I need to drink more. its hard sometimes, but very important.

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Thank you for posting this, I agree and I drink at least 64 oz every day and here in the last few days I have been drinking 80 to 100 oz.
I hope a lot of people will read this and drink lots of water. emoticon

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The Importance Of Water


Find out exactly what you need!

Water is a fundamental part of our lives. It is easy to forget how completely we depend on it. Human survival is dependent on water - water has been ranked by experts as second only to oxygen as essential for life. The water you drink literally becomes you! Since such a large percentage of our bodies is water, water must obviously figure heavily in how our bodies function. We need lots of fresh water to stay healthy. Aside from aiding in digestion and absorption of food, water regulates body temperature, carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, and removes toxins and other wastes. This "body water" also cushions joints and protects tissues and organs, including the spinal cord, from shock and damage. Conversely, lack of water (Dehydration) can be the cause of many ailments.

Water and Weight loss

Among it's other benefits, water plays a major part in weight loss. Since water contains no calories, it can serve as an appetite suppressant, and helps the body metabolize stored fat, it may possibly be one of the most significant factors in losing weight.

Drinking more water helps to reduce water retention by stimulating your kidneys. Studies have recommended that if you are overweight according to average height and weight comparison charts, you should add one glass of water to your daily requirement (of eight glasses) for every 25 pounds over your recommended weight.

Dehydration leads to excess body fat, poor muscle tone & size, decreased digestive efficiency & organ function, increased toxicity, joint & muscle soreness, & water retention. Water works to keep muscles and skin toned.

Digestive Systems

The digestion of solid foods depends on the presence of copious amounts of water. Constipation is a frequent symptom of dehydration. Increased water, along with increased fiber, will usually totally eliminate a problem. Pain from ulcers and heartburn all decrease with increased water intake. Water eliminates toxins and water from the body.

Water Loss

Adults lose nearly 6 pints (12 cups) of water every day. We lose 1/2 cup to 1 cup a day from the soles of our feet. Another 2 to 4 cups is lost from breathing. Perspiration accounts for another 2 cups. Another 3 pints (6 cups) are lost in urine.

Water Retention

If you're not drinking sufficient water, your body starts retaining water to compensate for this shortage. To eliminate fluid retention, drink more water, not less. If you don't drink enough water to maintain your body's fluid balance, you can impair every aspect of your body's physiological function.

Joints

Water lubricates our joints. The cartilage tissues found at the ends of long bones and between the vertebrae of the spine hold a lot of water, which serves as a lubricant during the movement of the joint. Joint pain frequently decreases with increased water intake and flexing exercises to bring more circulation to the joints.

Back

75% of the upper body weight is supported by the water volume that is stored in the spinal disc core. 25% is supported by the fibrous materials around the disc. Back pain is frequently alleviated with hydration.

How much water should you drink?

A non active person needs a half ounce of water per pound of body weight per day. That is ten 8 ounce glasses a day if your weight is 160 pounds. For every 25 pounds you exceed you ideal weight, increase it by one 8 ounce glass. An active, athletic person needs 2/3 ounce per pound which is 13-14 8 ounce glasses a day if you're 160 pounds. The more you exercise the more water you need. Spread out your water intake throughout the day. Do not drink more than 4 glasses within any given hour. After a few weeks your bladder calms down and you will urinate less frequently, but in larger amounts.


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