Daily Don’t Forget: WATER!!

One of the simplest changes you can make in your day that has great health benefits is to drink more water!

First thing in the morning, as soon as I wake up, I drink a BIG glass of cold water.  Drinking at least 16 oz of chilled water in the morning can boost your metabolism 24%!! Throughout the day I try and fill my water bottle at least 5 times while I’m at work, and then I drink another 2 bottles of water at the gym typically.  While it does mean that you’re making more trips to the bathroom, haha, the benefits definitely make it all worth it!!

  • Water helps convert food to energy, and staying hydrated ensures that your organs work properly and helps your body absorb nutrients. With these benefits and an increased metabolism, it can easily add up to being an aid with weight loss!
  • Water flushes out toxins in your body and helps in the removal of waste.
  • It also regulates body temperature and helps protect your organs and joints.
  • Drinking more water and staying hydrated can also give you more energy and better concentration since a major cause of fatigue is dehydration.
  • Hydrating enough also means your skin gets the health benefits: clearer skin and less visible wrinkles!

Lulu Lemon water bottle

I’m lucky enough to have purified water at my job so I use my awesome glass water bottle from Lululemon while I’m at work.  But I also carry a Brita water bottle with me to the gym so I’m not going through tons of plastic bottles throughout my day.

So try it out tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day.  Make it a “don’t forget” and you’ll be glad you did.  You’re body will thank you and you’ll feel great.

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4 thoughts on “Daily Don’t Forget: WATER!!

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  2. Hey, Christine!

    I totally agree with you about a turn toward healthier living!

    I went (successfully) through chemotherapy and radiation in 2010, and had the opportunity to partake in a juice/water fast about 8 months after that. As toxins were released from my tissues, I felt like I was going through chemo all over again! It really made me think about what else my body was storing up, what I choose to put into it, and how I get out all the crud that’s already in it.

    Keep on drinking that water, girl!

    Kim

    • Wow! Thank you for sharing that and congratulations on not only your success with the chemo and radiation, but on taking a turn towards healthier living. It really is amazing how much what we eat, drink, and put into our bodies affects us and even just small changes can make a huge difference!! Stay strong and best of luck on your healthy lifestyle journey!! It’s great isn’t it? 😉

      xo
      Christine

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