It’s easy to forget that some of the simplest changes can give us terrific results in a short time. Staci led off our first All New You Challenge group with the task of drinking more water each and every day. Personally, I thought I drank plenty of water but decided to log my daily water intake just to be sure. Boy, was I wrong.
I am in my second week of drinking at least twelve 8-ounce glasses of water each day and I definitely feel better. Much better, actually. My have more energy and focus all day. I’m sleeping much better and I’m in a better mood. Overall, I feel much better. I have done nothing different this week.
I’m not saying this is any huge fix for any of your issues, but it’s easy enough to try. Don’t drink too much, though. This is definitely a case where overdoing something good can do you harm. Start with ten to twelve 8-ounce glasses throughout the day, not to exceed, in ounces, about 50% of your body weight in pounds.
Bill & Staci Russell
10 Reasons Why You Should Drink More Water:
As with most things, the amount of water for each person is very individual, but if your pee
isn’t mostly clear or you have any cravings, headaches, constipation, hungry all the time, et
cetera, you most likely aren’t getting enough H2O. Some suggest 8 (8 oz) glasses a day while
others suggest take your body weight (in pounds), divide it in half and drink that many
ounces. Listen to what your body needs.
Don’t Medicate, Hydrate!
1. Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue
Since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert. As an added bonus, your energy levels are also boosted!
2. Promotes Weight Loss
Removes by-products of fat, reduces eating intake (by filling you up if consumed prior to meals), reduces hunger (hello natural appetite suppressant!), raises your metabolism and has zero calories!
3. Flushes Out Toxins
Gets rid of waste through sweat and urination which reduces the risk of kidney stones and UTI’s (urinary tract infections).
4. Improves Skin Complexion
Moisturizes your skin, keeps it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth. Gets rid of wrinkles. It’s the best anti-aging treatment around!
5. Maintains Regularity
Aids in digestion as water is essential to digest your food and prevents constipation.
6. Boosts Immune System
A water guzzler is less likely to get sick. And who wouldn’t rather feel healthy the majority of the time?
7. Natural Headache Remedy
Helps relieve and prevent headaches (migraines & back pains too!) which are commonly caused by dehydration.
8. Prevents Cramps & Sprains
Proper hydration helps keep joints lubricated and muscles more elastic so joint pain is less likely.
9. Puts You In A Good Mood
When the body is functioning at its best, you will feel great and be happy!
10. Save Money!
Water is FREE! Even if you choose bottled/filtered water, it’s STILL cheaper than that high sugar and fat-filled latte!
If you don’t care much for the taste of plain water, then you can add a squirt of lemon, a squeeze of lime, a few sprigs of fresh mint or a cucumber or orange slice. You can even be so bold as to add a few berries or watermelon. Whatever gets you to drink it up, do it!
*** Source: Abby Phon’s Mind Body Green blog