The Real Fountain of Youth…Water

by on Tue, 06/18/2013 at 1:23pm ET Comments


And yes, yes y’all and we don’t stop! Who is ready to get motivated once again on this beautiful Tuesday? We know staying motivated can be tough, but don’t let a ‘Case of the Mondays’ (or should we say Tuesdays) determine the outcome of your day, or your new found motivational towards a better, healthier YOU. If you’re feeling tired, sluggish, fatigued or just not yourself…think twice about grabbing another cup of coffee. Instead do yourself and your body a favor, and indulge yourself in a glass of ice cold water!

Think of water as a nutrient your body needs that is present in liquids, plain water, and foods. All of these are essential daily to replace the large amounts of water lost each day,” says Joan Koelemay, RD, dietitian for the Beverage Institute, an industry group.

Fluid loss can occur throughout the day without you even knowing it. By the simple acts of going to the bathroom, eating, breathing, sweating, etc. Throughout the day your body is going through constant water evaporation and if you do not replenish your body with these nutrients, then your senses fail to be as sharp.

For example, the picture above provides 10 reasons as to why drinking water is essential to your body. Not everyone likes drinking water; this is the case for most. But if you want to start creating a healthier lifestyle, you have to start with the essentials. So if you think you need to be drinking more, here are some tips to increase your fluid intake and reap the benefits of water:

5 Tips to Help You Drink More

  1. Have a beverage with every snack and meal.
  2. Choose beverages you enjoy; you’re likely to drink more liquids if you like the way they taste.
  3. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Their high water content will add to your hydration. About 20% of our fluid intake comes from foods.
  4. Keep a bottle of water with you in your car, at your desk, or in your bag.
  5. Choose beverages that meet your individual needs. If you’re watching calories, go for non-caloric beverages or water.

If you are having trouble calculating how much water you should be consuming on a daily basis, no worries because we have you covered with that as well. Below we have provided a chart that includes weight and how much water intake should be taken on the days you work out, as well as on the days that you take off. Always keep a water bottle on you as a constant reminder, and as soon as it gets low fill it back up. The more time you spend trying to change a habit, the more it becomes a natural instinct.

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Our body is our temple, and we must replenish it with the simple goodness that is water. Water makes for 75% of our brain and 60% of our body, so in order for our bodies and minds to flourish, do the simple math. To be Womazing and start embracing your inner heroine, you must start embracing a healthier you! How can you expect to discover your super powers with a clouded mind and sluggish feeling all the time? Stop saying tomorrow, when today is the day!


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