As a mother I try to make health a family affair as we encourage each other to make better choices.
One of the simple keys to a healthy life full of strength and energy is drinking water everyday. Drinking enough water is not often a top priority for most folks. It certainly never was for me. However I have recently become astonished at the significant side effects I suffer when I don’t drink enough water. On the days I drink very little water I am sure to be feeling more tired and irritable. I usually get a migraine after a few days of low water intake and then I am not much use to my family. All this suffering is related to dehydration. And that’s just the short list of what can happen when you are not adequately hydrated. Now I am for that 10 glasses of water everyday. 80 ounces of water had throughout the day is like an energy shot for me. My joints are limber, my bowels move great and the migraines don’t plaque me. All that just from drinking enough water.
We cannot wait until we are thirsty to drink water. We need to have a steady supply of water intake all day long. How much water do you need every day. It depends on your size and weight, and also on your activity level. You should try to drink about half an ounce of water for each pound you weigh, every day.” For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, that would be about 75 ounces of water a day. Just to clarify 75 ounces of water is 9 glasses of water.
It can be hard to get in enough water each day so lets have a plan and make it work. Consider drinking 2 glasses of water first thing upon waking. Then drink another 2 glasses before breakfast, lunch and dinner. After some time it will become a habit. A habit you will never regret.
Don’t forget to include your kids on this treasure. Dehydrated kids are more grumpy and irritable. So swap out the sugary juices at home for crystal clear water. If the whole family is drinking up this good stuff, you can all toast to good health and wellness.
Till next time, be well.