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While there are plenty of people in the world who don't have access to clean drinking water, even those that do might not be getting enough.
The old adage of eight 8 oz. glasses of water a day doesn't work for everyone. It's a fact that some people need more water than other people. Your weight can factor into how much water you should drink each day, and so can your health. People with kidney issues and other health problems may be given a specific water intake for the day.
When it comes to water consumption, keep in mind all of the health benefits of getting the right amount of water.
- Better controlled weight
- Fewer craving
- Clearer skin
- Healthier organs
- Healthier hair and nails
- More energy
What is the right amount? Your body will tell you. If you have a dry mouth, pimples, yellow urine, dry hair, and skin; you need more water.
So, how can you get more water? It's all about drinking it. There are foods that have decent water content, like watermelon and iceberg lettuce, but you still want to drink water too.
Make It Taste Better
One of the reasons many people give for not drinking water is that they don't like the way it tastes. Personally, I don't find that water has any flavor at all.
However, if you're not a fan, consider infusing your water with some fruit. You can chop up your favorite fruits and put them right into your glass of water, or you can invest in pitcher and glasses that have infuser sections (so you aren't drinking strawberry seed, but you still get that delicious berry flavor.
Keep Track of Your Intake
Whether you use a dry erase board and start fresh each day or you opt to keep a permanent journal, keep track of your water intake each day. This is a great way to make sure you're getting enough.
At the top of your board, or in the front of your journal, set a daily goal you want to achieve. Maybe you want to finish an entire gallon of water each day, or maybe you have a favorite tumbler, and you want to use it to measure out your intake. Whatever it is, it will help motivate you to get your hydration.
Drink Water with Each Meal
Another great way to get the weight loss benefits of water and ensure you get enough is to drink a glass with every meal. Don't save it for after you're done eating either. That glass of water will help you feel fuller faster so you'll eat less.
Also, by opting for water instead of beer, soda, or juice, you're lessening the amount of sugar and calories you take in for the day.
Turn Drinking Water Into a Habit
Make a habit of grabbing a bottle of water or filling a glass with water any time you feel thirsty. While you might be craving something less healthy, make good choices instead.
If you're craving fruit juice, infuse your water with fresh fruit. If you are craving soda, do the same, but with water that you've carbonized with something like a SodaStream.
It doesn't take a lot of work to get the water you need. The main thing you need to do is to choose to be healthier, and then grab a glass of water.
Yvonne Glasgow has a Ph.D. in Holistic Life Coaching and a D.Div. in Spiritual Counseling. Yvonne has studied health & wellness, fitness, nutrition, herbal and other alternative therapies, and divination for over a decade. She is passionate about helping other people find health and happiness.
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