Water is so important to our health! It is vital for our bodies to perform daily functions. It eliminates toxins and waste, helps our skin, and hair. Our bodies are made up of about 60% water. Super importante! Maybe the most important for these last months of summer is the ability to have an internal air conditioner thanks to water. It regulates our temperature through perspiration, and thank goodness for that!
The rule of thumb I have always lived by is to drink half your body weight in ounces of water a day. So if you weigh 150 pounds, drink 75 ounces of water at least every day. The hardest part for me of drinking enough water daily is to make it a habit so I don't forget. I have come up with some of my own ways to help with that!
-Get yourself a hydroflask or water bottle that keeps it cold so it tastes better!
-Put cucumbers, lemons, or mint in your water if you want to mix up the flavor, try to avoid water flavorings like Mio or Dasani.
-Make a time schedule check. For example, drink 16 ounces by 10 am, another 16 before lunch, another 16 before dinner, and another 16 before bedtime. This helps to make sure you're on track throughout the day.
-Choose water over soda or juice!
Your body will love you for it! Ready set go.