A British woman made news recently after she chronicled her 28 day water drinking challenge. Sarah Smith, 42, claims that drinking 100 ounces of water a day, for 28 days straight has given her a miraculous make-over. She now says she looks ten years younger.
Smith wrote about her water journey for the U.K.’s Daily Mail and provided them with before and after pictures. Prior to her water challenge, Smith complained to her doctor about frequent headaches and upon his suggestion, she implemented more water in her diet. Smith says the water drastically improved her skin by removing wrinkles and circles from under her eyes.
Smith’s claims aren’t that far-fetched. Doctors have always recommended drinking water, but not too many people can say they get an adequate amount each day. But what exactly is “adequate”? According to the Mayo Clinic, there’s not a single formula out there that says how much a person should drink a day. A person’s water needs depends on many factors, including your health, how active you are and where you live. There’s always the “8 by 8” rule that a lot of people follow. 8 glasses of 8 ounces of water a day. Which is pretty easy to remember.
Personally, I know I’m horrible when it comes to drinking water, even with having a hot and cold water dispenser in my house. I typically try to drink at least 4 bottles of water a day and more if I’m exercising. Juices and sodas aren’t allowed in my house, so there’s not much to choose from when it comes to beverages. Who knows, maybe I’ll try the 100 ounces for 28 days drinking challenge. Not that I have bags or circles under my eyes, but it wouldn’t hurt to see what other benefits could come of it.