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10 Reusable Water Bottles That Will Prompt You to Drink More H2O

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Try as we might to remember to hydrate, the sad truth of the matter is that most of us aren’t drinking enough water. In fact, a 2018 survey by Quench water found that out of more than 1,000 employed Americans polled, a whopping 77 percent said they didn’t always consume enough agua to get them through the day. An easy way to up your intake? Invest in a top-of-the-line, reusable water bottle that will inspire you to quench your parched, parched mouth on a more regular basis.

How much water should I drink a day?

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends a total water intake from all foods and liquids of 125 ounces for men and 91 ounces for women.

As many an expert will tell you, however, the optimal amount can actually vary greatly from person to person. “It depends on your size and weight, and also on your activity level and where you live,” Nashville-based sports medicine director Trent Nessler, PT, DPT, MPT, told WebMD.

As a general rule of thumb, Nessler recommends drinking between a half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh daily.

That means if you weigh 125 pounds, you should be consuming between 62.5 to 125 ounces of water each and every day.

Your required water intake will also vary based on other internal factors, like how much exercise you get each day, and external factors, such as the climate you live in.

What happens if you don’t drink enough water?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), not drinking a sufficient amount of water can increase your risk of dehydration, kidney stones, and even decrease cognitive performance.

A 2007 study published in the Journal of the American College Nutrition also stated that as little as a two percent dehydration can also have negative impacts on your visual-motor tracking, short-term memory, and attention span.

As for the physical aspect of things, dehydration can result in a decrease of cell turnover, allowing dead cells to accumulate and causing clogged pores, congestion, and a lackluster complexion. It can also accelerate signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles.

The Best Reusable Water Bottle

Ready to be inspired to drink more H2O? Say no more. We’ve rounded up a stellar selection of picks that are sure to help you up your water intake in the new year. Keep scrolling for FIRST for Women’s picks for the best reusable water bottles on the market.

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