Wellness Wednesday: 8 Cups of Water

We all know we should drink lots of water and many of us have heard the claim to drink 8 cups of water a day.  A recent article in the New York Times investigated the root of this myth and reported findings that drinking 8 cups of water a day can benefit the kidneys.  Check out the link below for the stats backing up this old wives’ tale:
This is particularly important to us at Bowdoin right now as we are faced with the stress of finals, holiday travel, and flu season.  Drinking enough water can help the body prepare its defenses to combat winter illnesses, and help the mind stay focused during aggressive studying.  The cold weather, dry air, and cocktails of the holiday season dehydrate the body as well, so make sure to keep on drinking water.  This is a simple and easy way to keep healthy and stay on top of work as we finish out the semester!

Written by Elizabeth Huppert ’12.

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