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!
DRINK UP!! CHEERS!
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