Drinking More Water Can Change Your Life

Water, Water, Water

The whole discussion of drinking more water -for me- came in three different varieties, one from my husband who is always asking me if I drank enough and second, my mom is always talking about the benefits of drinking it before you go to bed and as soon as you wake up in the morning. I decided to challenge myself to drink the eight glasses that are recommended for my body weight for the day. The first day I struggled by getting through a couple of glasses and the second I did a whole lot better by drinking seven and today as I write these words, I am on my third glass for the day.

I really have to say that I feel a big difference this afternoon. I have more energy and don't feel as cranky. In retrospect I realize that in most cases when my body has felt out of balance it was because I was dehydrated. Slow moving heaviness and irritability can be tell tale signs that you are headed toward being dehydrated. I've learned so much in the past couple of days regarding drinking enough water and the benefits of drinking more. It really isn't enough to drink a bit here and there, I know as I get older I have to take better care of myself and drinking water is an intrinsic part of it.

"Water makes up more than half of your body weight and a person can't survive for more than a few days without it." Everyone pretty much knows this fact and even though I know this I have still avoided keeping myself hydrated on a regular basis until three days ago!

I read a plethora of articles and found a lot of the same information included but there were a few things that stood out that I didn't really know before: 1) that sometimes when you feel hungry it just means that you might be dehydrated so you should drink a glass of water before you eat, it's not always that you are hungry! 2) I'm always having stomach aches and this is due to not drinking enough water, our digestive systems need a good amount of water to digest food properly. Eureka!!! my stomach feels really good now!!

One of the best benefits of drinking more water comes by way of my ten year old copying everything I do and drinking more water herself!!

In the end I believe doing the research and actually drinking water everyday is something that is an individual process, finding the balance and what works best for you is what is important!!

I believe drinking more water has changed my life! I now know that when I feel out of whack or out of balance I am not drinking enough water. I automatically make a few changes or rather add a few more glasses of water a day and poof! I feel better! I've always been a stubborn person and one who believes that something so simple couldn't possibly make such an enormous difference, but it does! Forming a good habit like drinking water is a benefit!

I plan to continue to drink the stuff of the God's and share my water drinking journey with anyone who is willing to listen!


Filtered Water

There are so many ways to filter or purify water and drink filtered water. Doing the research and asking questions of others to find out what other people might use will and can help you make a choice that works best for your family!

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Ricardo Sarmiento 5 years ago

I'm going to download the app today. I struggle with drinking enough water everyday. Thanks for this K. By the way, I miss you. Hope to visit you guys in Cali someday soon :-)

Kelly Crawford 5 years ago

I also prefer drinking filtered water since we have a water filter at home. I bought mine from http://waterfilters.mercola.com/drinking-water-fil... I believe that it's more secured than consuming bottled water.

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karengibsonroc 5 years ago from Los Angeles Author

@Urban Blink thanks for reading!! I have been keeping track on the app for 3 weeks now and I am steady holding a C I managed a B for a day I think :) I will keep drinking !!! Peace and light !! 2 u

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Urban Blink 5 years ago from New York. NY

Thanks for this post. I added the app but about a week ago and have yet to get an A. lol. I'll keep trying

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karengibsonroc 5 years ago from Los Angeles Author

@practicalmommy !! Thanks for reading and sharing your story !! It sounds Like you have a handle on your water intake !!! Peace and light !!

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ThePracticalMommy 5 years ago from United States

Great hub! In the past few years, since I have had my kids, I have increased my water intake . It really does make a difference in overall health. I notice the difference when I don't drink enough. To remember, I just keep a large water cup filled all day long, and each time I visit the kitchen to feed the kids or to cook/clean, I drink some and refill it. I usually drink close to 3L a day! Thanks for sharing your experience! :)

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karengibsonroc 5 years ago from Los Angeles Author

@Leanne thanks so much for stopping by to read and share your journey!! it's been 3 weeks since i started this water journey and i have to agree with you-- my concentration and energy level is much higher and i am more focused :) Even though it's been three weeks it is still a challenge to get the eight glasses in :) but i'm working on it!! peace and light..in your day !!

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Leanne1783 5 years ago from Bradford, United Kingdom

Thanks Karen! A great hub. I try daily to drink plenty of water and avoid drinks high in caffeine, it usually is a daily battle. I find it difficult to drink more than a few glasses a day, but even with a few glasses I can see the difference it makes to my concentration and energy levels!Thanks again!

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karengibsonroc 5 years ago from Los Angeles Author

@James thanks thanks for reading!! Yes I am feeling really well these days..I have managed to keep my water drinking going...and I have to tell you that the app has really helped me because I have to update it-- so while I do that it really keeps me abreast of how much I am drinking and if I am matching my goal :) have a wonderful day! karen

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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

I totally agree with your article. I have long been a water drinker but it is easy to lapse. It does make one feel better. I hope that phone app helps! :D

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karengibsonroc 5 years ago from Los Angeles Author

@seeker7 thanks for reading!!! As I drink my glass of water I toast you for sharing your story!! Peace and light !!! Karen

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Seeker7 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Very interesting hub and advice that I do need to act on as I don't drink nearly enough water. But isn't it amazing how often you can find an excuse to put things off till the next day? Not this time, I've started now. Many thanks for sharing.

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karengibsonroc 5 years ago from Los Angeles Author

@Dexter!!! I am so glad I could be of service!!!;) I am feeling great this morning myself!!!! Peace and light !!

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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Hi Karen! This hub came to me at the right time! I am getting my water intake up and cutting back on the sugary beverages. I am feeling better already! Voted up, up and away!

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karengibsonroc 5 years ago from Los Angeles Author

@RealHousewife first of all thank you so much for your continued support by reading my Hubs :):) cheers!! and secondly I can't tell you how much better I feel...the last couple of days of drinking way more water than I usually do has me feeling clearer!! Peace and Light 2 u my friend !! have a great day!!

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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I try so hard to keep my water intake up - you are so right it makes a huge impact on your health and beauty! It is so easy during the summer to get dehydrated and unfortunately one of the very last signs is thirst. Also -great that you pointed out the kids are watching, learning and doing:).

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