Let's Talk about H20
There are many benefits to drinking water and how it impacts your health. Let’s dive in!
Commit to increase your water consumption and create a diary to track progress, and see the results!
Water is essential to life - Let’s drink it up!
While there is not a perfect number of ounces to drink per day, a great place to start is is 8-8 ounce glasses of water. Just think of it as a two-liter bottle of water that you need to consume from the time you wake up in the morning to going to bed at night.
Little Things Add Up
Everything that you drink counts for your water goal. So, think of it more like drinking 8, 8-ounce glasses of fluids, not just water. This includes tea, milk, and juice. Specific health needs will dictate what that breakdown looks like for each person.
The water you consume in different forms can also count towards your water intake for the day. If you consume lots of fruits and veggies daily, those hold water too. It’s a great habit to be in—keep it up!
Beware though, as some foods and drink will work against your water goal. If you drink alcohol or consume asparagus, those will create a greater need for water. High-sodium foods will create water retention. Keep these in mind as you navigate your fluid intake.
What you are doing and where you live will impact the amount of water needed for your body. If you live in a warmer climate or are working out, then that will increase what your body needs daily because your body is losing water through sweat. It is a good idea to keep a refillable water bottle with you on the treadmill or while mowing the lawn so you can sip on it while you are active.
Signs of Dehydration:
There are some signs of dehydration that you need to pay attention to. You may be dehydrated if you are:
- Feeling hungrier than usual
- Super dry
- Have a headache
- Weak muscles
- Random stinky breath
Help Yourself Help Yourself
Smart devices can be really useful when trying to make your way to hydration-station. Set a reminder on your phone, download one of the apps mentioned below, or use another fit device to help you stay on top of your water consumption.
There are many benefits of hydrating properly daily. It boosts skin health, regulates body temperature, and supports a proper digestive system. To maintain a healthy body, consuming water and fluids is a step in the right direction. Water is essential to a body functioning at its finest, so drink it up!
Get with a Sister or two and create a water accountability challenge! Try snapping a photo every time you refill your water bottle.
Go to dinner with a group of Sisters and challenge everyone to consume two glasses of water with their meal instead of sodas or alcohol.
Sisters, we have made it easier for you to document your participation in A Clear Vision of Life: The Wellbeing Program and be entered to win a Challenge incentive. Just fill out the form below!