There are many different opinions about how much water we should be drinking every day. One of the most popular ones is to drink 8 glasses of water a day which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon. This advice is actually a myth.
There’s really no standard amount of water that’s recommended for all people at all times.
It can vary from person to person and depends on many factors. An individual’s fluid needs can change due to exercise, climate, health conditions, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. There’s no doubt about it: Drinking enough water is very important for your overall health.
Our bodies need water for several reasons:
- Digesting food
- Physical performance
- Brain function
- Relieving constipation
- Weight loss
6 Tips for Being “Water Wise”
Water makes up about 60-70% of your body weight, and every part of your body needs it to function properly. Lack of water alone can cause body systems to slow down and cause you to feel sluggish, tired and irritable. Keep your body healthy by being “water wise.” This means drinking the right amount of water for you.
If you need some extra help consuming enough water, check out these tips for drinking more:
- Add flavor to your water
- Carry a water bottle with you wherever you go
- Avoid sugary drinks
- Drink water instead of another beverage while out to eat
- Make water part of your night out
- Set a timer so you’ll remember to drink
Tracking your water intake
The color of your urine can reveal a lot about the state of your health. Urine can change colors depending on what you are eating, how hydrated you are, and any medications you are taking. Urine color will also allow you to assess your water intake. A light color is always better than a dark color. When your urine turns dark that means you are dehydrated.
An even better way to track your water intake is by measuring urine density using Vivoo which is the high-tech, fashionable wellness app that can help you keep track of your water consumption and more. Understand the voice of your body using the Vivoo app! It will tell you how much water you should drink for your body to work properly and advise you about healthy choices you can make based on urine strip testing.
How can you track water consumption with VIVOO?
With 4 easy steps, you can start a healthier lifestyle! If you are trying to figure out how much water you should drink, try Vivoo! Make sure you drink enough water throughout the day. Let’s stop wasting time and get started!
First Step : Get your urine strip
Urine is a useful tool for understanding a lot about the human body. A urine test strip is the quickest way to test urine. The test strip which has small square color fields containing reactants on it, is dipped into the urine sample for a few seconds. The results appear after a few minutes. Depending on the concentration of the particular substance you are testing for, the fields on the test strip change color.
Second Step : Use Your Phone
To determine your urine test results, simply scan the strip using the Vivoo app.
Third Step: Receive Personalized Advice
Advice from the Vivoo app can help improve your health. In a matter of seconds, Vivoo can detect several parameters from your urine such as water consumption, infection, kidney & liver functions and more. Vivoo’s wellness tips are based on your test results and are unique to you.
Vivoo Nutrition Team