When it comes to healthy living, it seems like there are always new fads and trends that are coming out about the next best thing to keep you healthy. Today, I want to keep it simple and talk about the OG of healthy living… WATER.
We are made of water. Our bodies are 80% water and we are constantly recycling that water by sweating, going to the restroom, and then drinking water to replenish it. Drinking an abundance of water is so crucial to overall health and well-being.
Water affects EVERYTHING. It affects our mood, appetite, energy, digestion, elimination, and detoxification. If we don’t drink enough water we can’t expect our bodies to function properly. Even worse, if we spend prolonged periods of time dehydrated, chronic health conditions can occur which can cause damage to the organs.
I was never a huge water drinker, but over the years I have trained myself to be really intentional about my water intake, especially when traveling, sick, or after a workout.
I have seen huge improvements in my health since I have been drinking more water. I try to drink 75 ounces of water a day which is about 2 ½ fillings of my 32oz Hydroflask. When I am hydrated, my head is clear, I feel energized, and my digestion is so much better.
Some water rituals I live by:
-Drink 16 ounces of water as soon as you wake up in the morning
-Drink 32 ounces of water before any coffee/ tea/ breakfast
-Drink a large glass of water 30 minutes before every meal
-Drink room temperature water. Room temperature water is easier for your body to process since it is closer to your body’s natural temperature. For some people, cold water can give them a stomach ache.
-Skip the fancy drinks at restaurants and drink…. Take a guess… WATER!
-Try to avoid plastic water bottles at all cost. Plastic water bottles can leak toxic chemicals into the water
Drinking water isn't a quick fix, but it is a lifestyle modification that will truly have a lasting impact on your health!
Recently, I invested into the Berkey water filter system and I AM OBSSESED! The Berkey filter safely removes all the harmful chemicals and additives in tap water but also replenishing the water with minerals. It’s definitely an investment but if you are a health and water-freak like me, you might want to consider checking it out!
Okay that’s officially all I know about water! I hope you found this helpful and I challenge you to go drink a big glass of water right now! ;)