And other times, too.
Anyone can Google the importance of drinking water:
“Drink more water!”
“It’s good for you.”
Yep. Water is important. We get it.
But do we?
I can’t believe how many people I talk to say they “don’t really drink water.”
They have pop.
But not really water.
If anyone asks me what they can do to “get in shape” or “become more fit” or “feel better…”
DRINK WATER will be my answer.
Benefits of drinking water
- Lubricates the joints
- Forms saliva and mucus
- Delivers oxygen throughout the body
- Boosts skin health and beauty
- Cushions the brain, spinal cord, and other sensitive tissues
- Regulates body temperature
- Aids in digestive system
- Flushes body waste
- Maintains blood pressure
- Airways need it
- Makes minerals and nutrients accessible
- Boosts performance during exercise
- Prevents kidney damage
- Aids in weight loss
- Reduces the chance of a hangover
(From MedicalNewsToday, 2021)
Goal: One gallon a day
I aim for a gallon a day. Yep. A gallon. I also have a close relationship with the bathroom, since I’m always there.
I feel less bloated, less generally gross, less dehydrated, my skin is brighter, and I feel fuller throughout the day.
That’s a decent tradeoff for me. Shoot… Heading to the bathroom all the time helps me get my steps in too. (Double bonus).
If a gallon is truly out of your ability, go for a half gallon. Do the best you can. It’s all ok.
Drink up, my friends! See what happens. Take the challenge!
If anyone asks me what they can do to “get in shape,” or “become more fit,” or “feel better…” DRINK WATER will be my answer.Fitness Junkee – HEATHER
Great times to drink water
–After you first get up
–During a workout
–After a workout
–Before a meal (can actually help fill you up a bit)
–During a meal
–After a meal
–When you are ill