You’re always hearing me talking about how much water I drink. I’m constantly saying “drink the stupid water!”. It’s like the first thing as part of my Five to Thrive. That’s how important is to me. It’s because it does SO MUCH for our well-being. We literally use it to do all the things like showering, washing those giant loads of laundry, dishes, and so on…but somehow we can totally neglect to drink it. I mean, let’s be honest…we’ve mastered the art of drinking coffee. I mean, if you know me, you know I worship coffee, but in the same breath, I also worship H2O. I know it doesn’t seem important and such a mundane thing for me to talk about, but y’all. It pays to drink up. It’s the easiest form of self care you can for yourself. So, let’s do it. Let’s drink up.
How Much Water Should I Drink?
Half your body weight in ounces is a fantastic place to start. For easy math, let’s say someone weighs 100 lbs, then they would ideally need to consume at least 50 oz of water per day! Once you’ve gotten there, you can always increase your intake.
// Increased energy – It’s as simple as an analogy to putting gas in your car. If you have enough, you’re gonna make it all day long. But if you don’t “gas up”, you’re gonna be stranded on the side of road. If you’re feeling a little sluggish, grab some water. It’ll help you fight that fatigue, and let’s be real, you’re gonna make a bunch of trips to the bathroom, which just means you’ll be getting up more and getting more movement in. Every little bit helps!
// Beautiful skin – So let’s get a little scientific. Skin is composed of cells containing water and not getting enough water can result in dehydration which in turn makes your skin all flaky and dry. So if you chug that water, it’ll do wonders for your complexion and keep wrinkles at bay!
// Hunger control – If you’re not drinking enough water, your body can send you mixed signals and can tell your brain that you might be hungry, when you’re actually just thirsty. This could ultimately keep your snacking under control!
Are you one of those people that don’t like the taste of water? Guys, infuse it with fruits and herbs. Not drinking it is just not gonna work. Here are some ideas!
- Berries (Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries)