Most people know water is important for good health. And yet many people rarely or never drink water, choosing soft drinks or juice instead.
Got a headache? Did you know that 2/3 of the time drinking a quart of warm water will make it go away? Dehydration is often a cause of headache.
Rule #2 in Nana Kwaku Opare's Rule Book And User Guide For Healthy Living is: You must drink water. If you are like many Afrikan (black) people who are concerned about being healthy, make sure that you are drinking plenty of clean, water everyday.
So how much water do you need to drink and what happens if you don't drink enough? In this video Dr. Opare answers these questions.
Drinking water is important for kidney function, relief of arthritis pain, and for the proper functioning of all of your body systems. How much water should you drink? You have probably heard you should drink 8 glasses a day. How much you should drink depends on your body size, activity level, and the temperature of the day.
First, drink enough so that you urinate at least 6 times a day. Drink enough water so that your urine is almost colorless. Dark urine is a sign of dehydration.
Nana Kwaku Opare, MD, MPH, CA is a black doctor serving the black community in Atlanta Georgia and globally through addressing pain and injures as well as helping people adopt a vegan diet and make lifestyle changes to prevent or reverse disease.
Ask a question .... Leave a comment ..... Join the conversation