Water…it’s not just for making margaritas!!

//Water…it’s not just for making margaritas!!

Water…it’s not just for making margaritas!!

This post is about hydration (hint, a post about dehydration may be on the way). Captain America is right on about water consumption. Small and consistent hydration will keep you healthy and hydrated.

If you chug a bunch of water before a workout or all of a sudden you realize you forgot to drink water so you suck 24 oz down that’s great . .  but the truth is if you are looking to adequately hydrate that ship probably sailed and what you will need is a bathroom pretty soon after as that water goes right through you. Still – drink that water but really aim for consistent hydration throughout the day.

 

Fun facts:

 

Did you know that one gallon of water weighs about 8 pounds (8.34 in fact, crazy right?)? Water can be quite heavy! Don’t forget to drink your 8 glasses of water today!

 

Did you know that both a jellyfish and a cucumber are 95% water? They love water and so should you! Stay hydrated!

 

Did you know that a person can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water? So be sure to drink water, so that you live your best life.

 

Ever notice how many apps, devices, watches that exist to help us be healthier? They can also help you track water. Use that option or set an alarm to remind you to drink water. Water helps keep your joints lubricated and aids with digestion.Being hydrated keeps your heart rate normal during exercise. Being well hydrated keeps your body’s self cooling system going in check. You are NOT a camel . . you need water and to be well hydrated.

 

Fun Facts:

 

Hey! Did you know that Americans drink more than one billion glasses of tap water per day? How about you make it one billion and eight glasses of water today!

 

Hey there! Over 90% of the world’s supply of freshwater is located in Antarctica. How did they get so lucky!? Be sure to drink your 8 glasses today!

 

Each day, we also lose a little more than a cup of water as we exhale it. That means you have to drink up to get the water back!

 

 

Growing 1 apple requires 18 gallons of water, but luckily you only need about 1/2 gallon of water per day! Drink up!

 

70% of the human brain is water, so give your brain some power by drinking water!

 

Fact, we are all overextended  and multi tasking and probably tired. How to combat that – water, exercise, self care. Interesting thing – drinking water can actually prevent cavities and tooth decay. If you are well hydrated you naturally make more saliva which keeps teeth healthy. Being hydrated keeps our kidney and urinary tract healthy too. Are you impressed yet? Feeling bad for dissing water for not “tasting” good? Water is amazing and before you know it you will want water over juice, soda, diet soda… because nothing is better than water.

 

How much water do you need? Well some say women need 9 – 8 Oz glasses per day and men need 13. Or you can use this formula take your body weight and divide by 2 and then aim for that many oz per day.

 

Teas that don’t have caffeine can count towards that intake and seltzers. If you are struggling with taste -add fruits such as lemon, lime, orange, kiwi slices, berries. Even adding a pinch of himalayan salt is good for you. Try to stay away from any processed or chemical enhancers. No crazy chemicals.

 

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