We hear a lot about the importance of drinking water, but sometimes it can just be hard to do.  But getting in enough water really is major.  You might find in the summer that it’s a bit easier to be drinking water because you are hot and it helps cool you down, but as the temperature cools off you may not be getting enough water.

Our bodies are 60% water! So it’s easy to understand that we need to keep putting fresh clean water in! 

Why it’s so important to put water in regularly is:  water helps flush toxins out of your body, plus it helps your body to digest your food, and as well it helps your body absorb the nutrients from the foods that you eat.  

You may want to watch for these sign if you aren’t getting enough water.  Being tired often, if you find you just don’t have energy, sometimes it’s just because you are needing more water.   Or if your mouth feels dry, usually means you are thirsty. 
 As well dehydration can be a cause of headaches.  So if you find you are getting lots of headaches, you may just need to get drinking your water!
Lack of FOCUS is also a sign you need water.  Any of these may be your body telling you it’s dehydrated.

Alright, let’s get to my 5 tips to drink more water!

#1.  Have water on hand at all times. It can be easy to get into the habit of grabbing a sugary drink when you are thirsty, but if you have a water bottle next to you at all times, you are going to drink that instead.  An easy way to do this is have a reusable water bottle that you always carry with you.

2: Set an alarm on your phone for every hour to remind yourself to have a glass of water.

3: Drink a large glass of water before each meal, it’s a great habit to get in to and it will ensure you are getting your intake for the day.

4: Replace some of your cups of coffee with a cup of hot water with fresh lemon or ginger in it, it really is tasty and gives that warm comforting feeling.

5: This ONE thing keeps me craving water all day long.  By drinking a large glass of room temperature water with the juice of half a fresh lemon in it first thing when I wake up in the morning, it sets up my day and I find it much easier to drink water all through the day.

A good rule of thumb for adults is 8- 8oz glasses a day, an easy way to remember is 8 by 8. This will keep your body functioning well and you feeling good!

Check out this recipe for flavoured water from coach Coralee Sims that she shares with her Whole By Nutrition members that they find really helps them get in enough water!

Stay hydrated friend!

Elsa 🙂