Water Our Life Source
I drink so much water every day that it feels like I drink gallons on any given day. I drink so much because I am a very active person. I work out every day. I know water is my life source.
Water is my life source for a very good reason. My body feels better when I drink plenty of water throughout the day.
Without enough water our bodies get a little clogged and don’t run as efficiently as they should run. When your body lacks water, you are more tired, restless and drained.
If you workout as much as I do, every day, then it’s important that you drink more than eight glasses of water a day — more like 10 to 12 glasses a day.
It’s a healthy idea if you drink an extra cup or two when you workout. All the sweat needs to be replaced with fresh water.
I have read reports that if you drink 5 percent less than the recommended daily amount of water, it can affect your mental and physical performance by 30 percent.
Water flushes impurities out of your body. If you don’t hydrate, you’ll feel tense, achy and experience headaches. Sometimes, you might even feel nauseous.
Someone once told me that water helps keep our joints well oiled. I rather think of it as moist or fluid, flowing.
The key is that water prevents joint disease like arthritis. Keeps those mineral deposits flushed out of the body.
My digestive system works better when I drink plenty of water. Most people will swear drinking water helps prevent constipation, irritable bowel syndrome and many other digestive diseases.
I have healthy skin because I hydrate my body with water. If you drink enough water, you can easily ward off skin maladies like wrinkles, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin and spots.
Squeeze a Lemon
I drink a glass of fresh water with a squeezed lemon every morning before I drink or eat anything else.
I rinse my mouth because lemon can remove the enamel from your teeth.
If you can’t find a lemon to squeeze, a little bit of orange or grapefruit juice works just as well.
I try to drink water that is room temperature, especially in the mornings.
Some people like to drink warm water with lemon in the mornings. I find this time consuming and hard to do, but you might like it.
The idea of drinking lemon in the morning is to break your fast from your night’s sleep. Get it: breakfast means break the fast.
Lemon and water also tones your kidneys, keeps them working properly. Some people add a lemon to their water at every glass.
A local nutritionist swears by Fiji water because their bottles create less toxicity in the water you drink from their bottles. He also recommends 365 Water at Whole Foods.
But whatever water you choose to drink, make sure you take the time to discover which brand or type of water is best for your body to drink.
You might even consider filtering your water until you find a brand of water you like. I use a Pur filter from my kitchen faucet. Then, I drink Fiji and 365 Water in their bottles.
My next post will be about water filters because there are some very effective filters on the market and I have been contemplating changing my water ways to only filter water.
Until then, have a glass of water on me and feel refreshed.