Monday, May 26, 2014
Drinking Water Throughout The Day
We all know that our bodies cannot survive without water, and that water is the most important element for us to give our bodies on a regular basis, and despite this knowledge, there are plenty of us who still do not give our bodies nearly enough water each day. You are supposed to give your body at least one gallon of water each day, which sounds like a lot (and which feels like a lot at first!), but if you come up with a system to make sure you are getting enough water, it will become much easier. If you spend most of your day at home, a great way to make sure you get enough water is to set eight empty cups on the counter at the start of the day, and as you finish drinking a full glass from each cup, you can turn that cup over and move onto the next cup. Also, check the glasses in your house, as there is a good chance the glasses you use are 12 ounce glasses (instead of 8 ounce glasses), which would mean you only need six cups (and that you will actually get just over a gallon this way!). Some people also find that it is helpful to fill up a one gallon pitcher with water at the start of the day, and to make sure they fill their drinking cup only from this pitcher; of course, this approach is another one that works primarily for those who are home most of the day. If, on the other hand, you spend most of your day away from the house, consider buying a water bottle that holds about a half gallon of water, and to keep it with your throughout the day, making sure you go through the bottle twice before the day ends (and in fact, many people who are home during the day find this method helpful as well). At first, it might feel like you are drinking a lot more water than you actually need, but in time you will start to feel more comfortable drinking this much water - and more importantly, your body will thank you by being healthier and by functioning more efficiently!