OPINION – Drink more water

From Issue 7

Everyone should make water a priority in their daily life. Many people are not fond of the taste of water and would much rather drink sodas, sweet tea, or lemonade. While these beverages all contain water within them, they are overpowered with sugar, artificial sweetener, and calories. 

Opinion Editor Selby Ireland follows Abby Witt’s advice to drink lots of water.

It can be a hard habit to break, but in order to become accustomed to the taste of the water, it is crucial to create your own water-drinking routine. This begins with setting goals for yourself. Depending on the person, it could be beneficial to drink 1 bottle (which is 16.9 fl ounces on average) daily and then work your way up by increasing that water amount each day. 

A year or two ago I couldn’t stand water, now I bring between six to eight water bottles to school everyday and finish them by the last class of the day. Though water is crucial throughout every part of the day, it is especially important in the morning. After a period of six to eight hours of sleep without any water intake, it is important to immediately hydrate your body by drinking a glass of water in the morning before starting your daily activities. 

Water makes up 70% of our human bodies. It is important to maintain this percentage because the benefits of water are endless. Drinking water helps maximize athletic performance, it aids in brain function, cures headaches, and can aid in weight loss. Men should drink at least 3.7 Liters of water daily, and women should drink at least 2.7 Liters. I highly encourage you to start incorporating water into your daily routine and you will begin to see the importance and benefits it brings your life.