Keep It Simple #4

May 9, 2011 in Keep It Simple | 2 comments

Stay hydrated!

Many people live in a dehydrated state. This means joints aren’t lubricated, digestion suffers, metabolism suffers, muscle tone decreases, water retention is problematic, the body’s waste is not diluted properly… Basically, we remain very full of toxicity, and tend to have more body fat. It is a physiological nightmare.

When you are properly hydrated, not only are you healthier and higher in energy, but you tend to be lower in excess body fat. If you are hungrier than normal, you might actually need water (when we are dehydrated we seek the water in food). If you are exhausted, you might actually need water (instead of remaining inactive and immobile, misguided).

Adults are about 60% water – keep that in mind and drink up! And if you don’t like the taste of water, too bad. Get over it. Force it down and once you reach a level of normal hydration and sustain it for a while, you won’t be able to live any other way and you will crave what you need. Nice and simple.

*photo found at www.kingstonherald.com

2 Comments

  1. I am one of those people who doesn’t drink much water because I just don’t think about it. Actually I don’t drink much at all. Is there a tip that you have to get me to remember to drink more?

  2. Hi Anita,
    Yes. Try to get in the habit of drinking a glass or two first thing in the morning, before a meal. Perhaps leave the glass on the counter, or even in front of what you reach for for breakfast. Throughout the day, carry a water bottle with you. If it is 500ml, put four elastic bands around it, and simply take one off once you have guzzled a full bottle. This will give you a goal, and something to stick to.

    If you hardly drink any water now, you may want to start with just two bands, and work your way up. That is fine too – all improvements are progress!
    And for added motivation, read this extra information on hydration:
    http://www.xweighted.ca/blog/one-your-best-health-helpers-water

    It’s helpful in so many ways, and so worth a little extra attention to become habitual!

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