How Much Water Have You Had Today?
Water is the only drink for a wise man.” –Henry David Thoreau
WHY WATER MATTERS
Water makes up over 60% of our body and over 90% of our blood.
It is the one thing every single organism on this planet needs to survive.
The problem is… too many of us drink just enough water to survive and not enough to THRIVE.
SO HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?
Good question! Like with anything related to your own individual health, it depends. But there is a good generic place to start:
>> Shoot for half your bodyweight in ounces each day <<
I’ve found the best way to make this part of my daily life is to 1) start first thing in the morning and 2) figure out how many mason jars or hydro-flasks I need to consume to hit that number. Then, it’s fairly easy to incorporate into my routine.
Looking to make that water a bit more, uh, well exciting? There are plenty of flavored options that count as water intake.
Herbal tea counts! A lemon slice in your water, counts! Sparkly beverage? For sure (just steer clear of added sugars)!
I personally like to drink 2 servings of Organic Chicken Bone Broth (from Costco!) because it packs a whopping 18g of protein too! And bone broth is a good source of collagen!
By the way, chugging 2 glasses of water first thing in the morning not only does all sorts of good stuff for your organs, but it’s a great way to “flush out the system,” if you know what I mean. I’ve found a straw helpful for “chugging” and if I’m going to be out for the day, I’ll take my water to go in an insulated flask.
🚨 Fun Police Alert 🚨
Caffeinated, alcoholic, or sweetened drinks do not count. 🙃
Coming up short or missing a few days is OK! The goal is consistency. Aiming for perfection is oftentimes the reason we fall short of doing just a little bit better.
Before you do anything in the morning, get some water in! Start your day with 2 glasses so you aren’t trying to cram it in before bed (which trust me, results in 1-2 midnight bathroom trips).
Water all day every day will inevitably get old. Spice it up with a lemon slice or some tea. And don’t forget my personal favorite, bone broth!
It’s really easy for the day to get away from you. Add a recurring “H2O Check” calendar reminder or timer on your phone to keep your water intake on tract and spread out throughout the day.
Content Inspired by the NCFit 6 Week Reset
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