There are so many health and wellness habits lurking around today and can be confusing on where to start. We think drinking plenty of fresh clean water every day is one of the most important things you can do. Aim to drink one ounce of water per pound of body weight daily, or a minimum of 64oz.
Why You Need to Drink More Water
Drinking enough water is a huge part of keeping your skin beautiful, flushing toxins from your body, it's essential for good circulation, and a must have for getting nutrients throughout the body.
Drinking water can easily slip through the cracks of a busy day, so we have a few tricks to make it easier.
1. First, keep a water bottle or glass carafe by your bed, making it handy throughout the night and right when you wake up in the morning.
2. Drink 2 tbls of apple cider vinegar or lemon in water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Doing this will allow the body to absorb nutrients more efficiently. Try mixing in some vitamin c to boost your immunity.
3. Last, always carry a water bottle with you! In the car, to the gym, work, literally everywhere. You gotta get those oz's in!
Dehydration can affect everything from brain function, your skin, regularity, to how your body deals with stress. Without the right amount of water, your system can have trouble getting toxins out of your body. TIP, if you're doing a detox or getting a massage, you need to drink MORE water than usual in order for your body to properly flush out the toxins that got stirred up. Also, when you work out, you can lose between 25-45 ounces of water per hour from sweating, so it's extra important to rehydrate when doing anything athletic.
Ditch the Plastic
Drink water out of 18/8 stainless steel or glass containers and avoid those toxic plastic bottles. Plastic has been proven to transfer toxins into water or food, as well as trash up our oceans and harm the critters that live there.
As always, check with your doc if you have any questions!