When we think of losing weight, our minds typically go to the foods we consume and how much exercise we get. While those are key elements of weight loss, if we focus on those items alone, we are missing other pieces of the weight-loss puzzle—including the role that water plays in weight loss and in our overall health and well-being.  

Here, we look at why water is so important for maintaining our health and managing our weight, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of dehydration, how much water we actually need to drink each day, and tips to help you drink more water.