Whether because you are still hungover from New Year's Eve or because it is your resolution, there are many convincing reasons to drink more water.
In "How Drinking Water Changed My Life", Gabriel Iosa describes how in the mornings, he would feel seasick... headaches, muscle pain, dizziness, nausea and no desire to do anything. Then, one morning, he had two large glasses of water upon waking up and his life literally changed! He had breakfast, showered, brushed his teeth and got dressed. All symptoms were gone!
He realized, if you sleep for eight hours, without a sip, obviously you will become dehydrated.
What are some benefits of staying hydrated? Here are the reasons to drink more water.
1. Reasons to Drink More Water
- Rids the body of toxins
- Keeps skin moisturized
- Makes muscles strong
- Helps to lose weight
- Increases brain cognitive function
- Good for the ankles
- Maintains colon function
2. When Should You Drink?
- When you wake up
- When you feel hungry
- When you eat
- When you have a cold
- When you have diarrhea
- When you are sick
- When you are drunk
- When you are pregnant
- When you have a hangover
- When you are nauseated
3. How Much Water Should You Drink?
Drink half of your body weight in ounces of water. For example, if you weigh 160 pounds, drink 80 ounces of water each day.
Carry a bottle of water everywhere as a reminder to keep drinking. If your pee is yellow, you are dehydrated.
If you find yourself getting bored, there are a ton of flavored water enhancers on the market, from Wyler's, to Mio, to Welch's, to Snapple, to Hawaiian Punch, etc. Want a more natural approach? Use slices of lemon, oranges, cucumber, etc.
We should be grateful for the gift of good, pure, clean water, something some people can only wish for.