Sometimes we need a little nudge or reminder to do the simplest yet most important things. Like drinking enough water throughout the day, for example. We all know how vital H2O is for your skin, muscles, kidneys, digestive tract and more. It has been recommended that we drink approximately at least eight glasses of water every day. Some days, I know I certainly sip more and other days I could definitely do a better job at hydrating.
I saw on inspirational supernova Amy Purdy’s Instagram post that she downs two glasses first thing in the morning. She does this to hydrate and wake up her digestive track, preparing it for coffee, tea, breakfast and more. I always try to remember to have a glass before every snack and meal but it doesn’t always work out. I’m not completely missing out on the benefits however since 20% of our fluid intake comes from natural foods like veggies and fruit.
Amy’s post encouraged me to make more of a conscience effort every day to properly hydrate. Some people say it takes 21 days to form a habit, so I’m going to put that theory to test by challenging myself (feel free to join me!) to drink two glasses of water first thing in the morning and one before each meal starting today. My goal is to make it through the 21 days without missing a drop and ideally keep it flowing (pun intended) moving forward.
Another important reminder: too much of a good thing isn’t such a good idea. Don’t go overboard on too much water (yes it’s possible!) or drink all your daily ounces at once. It’s very dangerous and can lead to serious health risks.