DRINK! DRINK! DRINK! (…water, that is!)

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Hi Everyone,

Do you want more energy? Do you want to feel great? Water and oxygen are the keys to feeding every cell in your body, giving you great energy and helping you feel better. Staying hydrated is so important in so many ways. I recommend drinking about eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day to maintain healthy hydration, especially when you’re trying to lose weight.

This is what I do, I have a glass of water as soon as I wake up in the morning with a squeeze of lemon (great for digestion!), then before every snack and every meal. This makes it a healthy habit. I also recommend eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. Their high water content will help you to stay hydrated, plus they’re so good for you in so many other valuable ways. I have an Aquasana water filter system that I keep on my counter, which means I don’t have to carry a million bottles back and forth to my car, it’s convenient and tastes great, and it allows me to use the water in my house which is great for the environment, too. To jazz up my water, I add sliced cucumbers, mint, strawberries, or orange slices. I also try to keep water with me everywhere I go–in my car, at my desk, in the kitchen, in the bathroom, near my bed and, of course, right nearby when I’m exercising. All great reminders to drink up! The more you see it, the more you drink!!!

Here are my top 10 reasons for drinking water and staying hydrated:

 

  1. Fluid Balance

            Water helps to maintain the body’s fluid balance. It transports nutrients in the body, regulates body temperature and helps you to digest your food. So keep drinking water!

  1. Calorie Control

            Water helps you to feel full, and as a result you avoid overeating.

  1. Muscle Fuel

            Staying hydrated gives your muscles that extra boost of energy to help with exercising.

  1. Clearer Skin

            When you drink water, you’re flushing out toxins, which can reduce the risk of pimples, and it keeps your skin younger looking.

  1. Kidney Function

            Drinking lots of water clears away all the bad we don’t need in our body, which keeps your kidneys functioning properly. Staying well-hydrated has also been known to prevent kidney stones.

  1. Productivity Boost & Good Brain Function

            When you’re properly hydrated, you’re better able to concentrate because you’re more refreshed and alert. A common symptom of dehydration is fatigue, so drink up! Drinking water also improves blood flow & oxygen flow to brain strengthening memory and overall brain function.

  1. Pain Prevention

            Aching joints and muscles cramps and be prevented by staying hydrated. Your spinal cord, eyes and brain are all surrounded by water so it’s essential for you to stay hydrated to keep them healthy.

  1. Sickness Fighter

           Staying hydrated is great for preventing illness.

  1. Balancing Moods

            Because water helps to regulate your body and brain function, it’s closely related to balancing mood and emotions.

  1. Keep things flowing

When you drink plenty of fluids you’re more likely to have a healthy colon.

 

Cheers everyone!

 

Love always,

Denise

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Comments
Dora Sheffler

I love water and seldom drink anything but just that! I also keep plenty of ice chips near by – as they are crunchy and refreshing during the day. I keep a glass of water on the nightstand and often sip it through out the night if awakened. Great tips Denise!

Margarita

Also, cut down on salt!

jiddo1

I make a conscious effort to get my eight glasses in every day, it makes
me feel thinner!

ellenm

Excellent reminders. I sometimes do not drink enough water – and I pay for it. But with these tips, I will be more mindful of how important it is to drink enough water each day. Thank you!

Phlife

Great Information! Will strive for eight glassess every day, starting today.
Thank You so much for these great tips!

chuckles

I do drink a lot of water and green tea. Great tips.

numbersix

Thanks for the info, I didn’t know all those facts.

Nicoli Rodriguez

So many health benefits. I will make this healthy change!