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Water is the essence of life. Without it, we die. Try to aim for at least 72 ounces per day.
Since you live in a hot, dry climate the more water the better. Start at 72 ounces as a base and go upwards from there, at least an extra 12-24 extra ounces (more is better!).
When exercising, aim to consume at least 12-24 extra ounces for short training sessions. For extended exercise (perhaps you are running a marathon) make sure to choose a form of hydration that also adds sodium.
If you're bored of "plain old water," you're not alone! There are many tips and tricks to enjoy water. Try any of these:
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