Let’s not kid ourselves, sometimes water can be boring. Well, boring or not, we obviously need it in order to survive. So we’re going to make it un-boring! It’s actually very easy, and I’m going to show you how. Once I give you plenty of options (the latter of the options is quite tasty), I am going to challenge you to a healthier lifestyle, the easy way. Yupp– get ready for it, but that’s later on.
Our brain and heart are composed of approximately 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, and even our bones are a bit watery at a whopping 31% or so. Water is important because it helps transport waste, maintain body temperature, and helps keep the balance of bodily fluids. It can help control calories if replacing other beverages, energizes your muscles, and helps skin looking good. If you haven’t noticed, there is no magic pill that can do this–nothing but water can.
Another big plus for me is that water helps keep me full! I have been working very hard lately at drinking plenty of water throughout my day. I’ve heard in a few different places that we should be drinking half of our weight in ounces everyday to ensure we’re completely hydrated, and a little more if in excessive heat or if exercising. This is where most people start to cringe. Hopefully this article and part II helps keep you from cringing.
A few good ways to get that much water into your system:
- Make a habit of bringing a water bottle with you every time you leave the house.
- This can help prevent any spontaneous soda purchases as well.
- Drink 15-20 ounces of water about 30 minutes before you eat anything.
- Since thirst can sometimes be confused with hunger, drinking this amount of water can also ensure that you’re actually feeling the correct amount of hunger that you actually are.
- Infusing your water with fruit and herbs to add flavor.
- This is what we’re focusing on in part II, so stay tuned.
- Eat more fruits and veggies.
- Fruits and vegetable are naturally high in water and minerals, you can check out a good list of suggestions here.
- Set a reminder or make a note.
- If you have a really hard time remembering to drink enough and all of a sudden it’s bedtime, this may help out.
I know most people have heard this before, but I’ve really learned it’s importance lately and wanted to send out a friendly reminder. Part II is going to help make drinking water much more interesting, so hang around