The advice varies. Some suggest drinking the classic eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day, others say to take your body weight, divide it in half and drink that many ounces. What experts do agree on is that drinking water -- lots of water -- is a must-have healthy habit.
Water is our body’s principal chemical component and makes up about 60 percent of our body weight. According to the Mayo Clinic, water should be our drink of choice over sugary, calorie-laden drinks. Yes, some sodas can provide a temporary caffeine boost, but they fall short in all other benefits. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that water helps your body maintain a normal temperature, lubricates and cushions joints, protects the spinal cord and other sensitive tissues, and gets rid of waste.
Keep a bottle of water on hand and hydrate your body all day. Use a reusable/refillable bottle and help to save the environment. Also make sure you regularly clean your water bottle to stay healthy.