“In one drop of water is found all the secrets of all the oceans…”
Do you want to promote heart health, help your muscles and joints work better, keep your skin supple, stay slimmer, boost your energy, lower your stress levels, improve brain functioning, support your immune system, and improve the functioning of your digestive tract — all while keeping your body cool? Drink Water!
How much should I drink?
Approximately 60% of the human body is water so it’s important to stay fully hydrated.
As a rule of thumb take your body weight, divide it in half and drink that number in ounces. For example, if you weigh 120 pounds, half your weight is 60. So, you should aim to get 60 ounces of water a day.
Of course if you’re gardening or exercising out in the hot sun, you may need more than this amount. And if you have issues with edema you may need less.
Don’t like the taste of water? Infuse it.
Fill a pitcher with sliced fruit and/or crushed herbs, let sit an hour, enjoy. Some suggestions: Cucumbers; Peaches; Strawberry, Lemon, and Basil; Watermelon and Mint; Orange and Blueberry
Or try sparkling water with a twist of lemon or lime
Tips for Drinking More Water:
Keep it handy. Put a glass of water on your night table before going to bed. Drink it first thing in the morning before you start moving. Keep a glass of water on your desk, on the kitchen counter, or wherever you spend an extended period of time.
Get a cool water bottle, keep it filled, and take it with you. If you spend a lot of time in the car, be sure to keep your water bottle in the cup holder closest to you.
Make it fancy. Pour a glass of sparkling water and add a twist of lemon or lime.