Water Leads to a Healthier You in 2016
Many New Year’s resolutions lead to living a healthier lifestyle, and a resolution to drink more water may be the quickest way to jump-start a healthier lifestyle.
Water is an essential part of maintaining good health and wellness. About 60% of an adult’s body is made up of water. There are only benefits to increasing your water intake. Drinking water leads to healthy digestion, prevents headaches, energizes muscles, regulates body temperature and aids in weight loss. Water can also lead to other benefits like glowing skin, shinier hair and rinsing bacteria out of your mouth leading to fresher breath.
Every cell in our body needs water to function properly. The Institute of Medicine determined the adequate water intake for men is 13 cups (13 liters) and 9 cups (2.2 liters) for women. Several factors such as exercise, the environment, illness/disease, or pregnancy lead to the need of increasing the average water intake.
You may be asking yourself but how do I increase my water consumption? Here are a few tips for not only increasing your water intake but also sticking to your New Year’s resolution.
- Set a daily goal giving you something to work towards.
- Add drinking water to an existing routine (after you brush your teeth, before you eat a meal).
- Add fruits, vegetables or herbs to add a natural, healthy taste to your water.
- Keep water nearby at all times, so you see it often.
- Invest in a water delivery service for your home or office to ensure you will always be stocked with water.
- Use a straw. It allows you to drink more water quicker.
- Create a water bottle with lines and marked times so you have hourly water consumption goals.
- Use a phone app to help you drink more water and track your water intake. We recommend Waterlogged for the iPhone and Water Your Body for the Android.
No matter how much water you are currently drinking, these easy tips should help you increase your daily water intake leading to a healthier life. Lets raise our water glasses to a healthier you in 2016!