It’s that time again. I wanted to check in and remind you to drink your water! It’s so simple, yet so hard to remember, and sometimes just so uninteresting;)
When I’m out ‘n about, I have a specific water bottle that I use – not in love with it, but I like the size. (I’m always on the lookout for the perfect water bottle!) When I’m home, I try to choose one of my nicer glasses or a pint glass to drink ice water out of. However, this weekend I wanted something different, but I wasn’t sure what. My water intake has been way less than stellar, and I’m always looking for new ways to motivate myself to drink more water! I spent awhile looking through my cupboards. I ended up with one of my smoothie cups, complete with a reusable straw. It only holds 16 oz., but the straw is what I needed this time. I’ve been sucking down water like crazy ever since!
What’s your trick to drinking more water?
I do add fruit to my water sometimes. Fruit infused water switches it up and even adds some vitamins, too.
Ice or no ice? I’ve been on a no ice kick, but yesterday I wanted ice…and a straw!
Do you use your FitBit to help you drink more water?
Here’s a few reminders of why we need to drink ½ our body weight in ounces every day:
1. Physical performance
If you’re dehydrated, you’re likely to experience fatigue and lack of motivation during your workout or exercise. Not being properly hydrated can make your workout seem much harder. YUCK!
2. Weight loss
Drinking a good amount of water everyday can boost your metabolic rate and make you feel full for longer. To lose weight, drink water cold so that your body has to expend energy to heat it up.
3. Flush Toxins
Over time, toxins build up in our bodies causing fatigue. Water helps to carry those toxins to the kidneys where they can be flushed out of the body.
Not to mention, water consumption can prevent constipation, gastritis, heart burn, ulcers, migraines and kidney stones.
Go drink some water…
No really, go drink some water…right now!