HYDRATION & HEALTH
Water sustains every living thing on this planet.
Your body is about 60 percent water. So, this means your skin, muscles, and brain are mostly water, making proper hydration key to a thriving body.
Did you know proper hydration can help relieve chapped lips, dry skin, dandruff, mood swings, control appetite, and improve digestive health? Water also gently flushes out toxins and boosts our immune system.
To calculate your body’s daily fix : divide your body weight in half, then aim to drink that many ounces of water per day.
For example, a person who weighs 150 pounds would have a goal to drink 75 ounces.
Tips to Help You Drink Water More Often
Be prepared. Make sure you always have a water bottle with you. Leave an extra one in the car or your daily bag in case you forget.
Lemon - for an immunity boost, a dose of vitamin C, and the acidity helps digest food
Ginger - which is well known for it's anti- inflammatory and anti- bacterial properties also can aid in relief of menstrual cramps
Cucumber - tastes oh so refreshing, and has antioxidants that promote healthy skin and bones.
Berries - are full of vitamins, antioxidants and phytochemicals for help against oxidative stress.
Mint - for an added kick of flavor that helps in digestion, fight bad breath, as well as contains loads of antiviral and antibacterial properties.
Drink mindfully. Enjoy a glass of water before your meals, ideally 30 minutes prior to eating to aid in digestion. After you finish, listen your body and think about how hungry you are at that moment. Let the present moment guide your actions not past behaviors or habits.