Our bodies are made of 60% water, yet many of us do not hydrate as much as we should.
I don’t drink nearly enough water.
I’m in love with coffee and juices and carbonated drinks and of course, wine.
I very rarely drink water.
This is not a good thing.
I’ve tried everything to increase my water intake, because honestly, I really don’t think about drinking water.
I’ve gotten the cool water bottles with lines that tell you how much you’ve drank, I’ve downloaded water reminders on my smartphone…nothing helps.
I need to make a solid promise to myself to drink more water.
Recent “studies” have shown that not all of us need eight glasses a day, but I’m fairly certain many of us can (and should) drink more water than what we currently are.
The benefits of drinking water are:
- DRINKING WATER KEEPS YOU YOUNG ( Drinking enough water will help keep your skin young. You will be able to reduce your use of moisturizers, and fine lines and wrinkles will be reduced)
- DRINKING WATER DETOXIFIES (Drinking water helps burn stored fat to help you lose weight, and it also flushes toxins from your body.)
- DRINKING WATER IS GOOD FOR YOUR JOINTS (Drinking water helps keep your joints healthy, strong and lubricated. Your joints need moisture to remain flexible so your movements are smooth and pain free.)
- DRINKING WATER MAKES YOU SMARTER (Drinking water can increase your cognitive function. Drinking enough water per day can improve your levels of cognitive performance by as much as 30%
I am going to make it a goal to start drinking more water. I downloaded an app on my smart phone to remind me (ha-ha) But, I like this one because it has all drinks available to track, so I can compare my water intake to other drinks, and make a solid effort to cut down on other drinks, and replace them with water.
I use Android, but search your phone and pick which app is right for you.
Do you drink enough water?
Are you going to join me in this goal?
Sometimes I might need a kick in the butt!
Hydrate, rest, breathe…take care of YOU!
And… stay thirsty my bitches!
Let me know your thoughts and let me know your water intake or your need to increase it.