Hydrate Up

If you only do one thing - make this it.

How Much Water Are We Talking About.

So not to get all math on you - but - take your body weight and divide it in half.  That is how many ounces you need to drink. So if you weigh 200 pounds you need to drink 100 ounces of water a day.  Pretty simple right.

Weight / 2 = ounces of water

Diuretics and Such.

Okay so diuretics are probably all your favorites things - coffee, alcohol, and soda. Now I don’t support the drinking of all these things, but I know some of you are going to do it regardless.  

You are going to have to add water to your daily intake. Let's say you have an 8 ounce cup of coffee, an 8 ounce soda, and a 16 ounce glass of wine each day. This is a terrible idea! But you would take that total of 32 diuretic ounces and times it by 1.5.  That means you would need to add 48 more ounces of water to your total.

total ounces of diuretics x 1.5 = additional water

As Always Quality Matters.

Bottom line - tap water is lacking minerals and has all kinds of additives. Go for filtered water. I know this sounds complicated - does your fridge have filtered water? Use that. If not buy the gallons of filters water - not distilled - at the grocery store or a simple brita filter.

You Have Permission, Get a New Water Bottle.

It is important to keep track of how much water you are drinking so you can hit these goals each day. If you don’t one day, don't worry you have the next to try to again.  Try a phone app that will remind you to drink water, I like Waterlogged. Get yourself a fancy new water bottle for encouragement, I love hydroflasks.

Just Add Some Lemon.

Don’t like water or feel the need to change it up. Add some lemon juice, lime juice, cucumbers, or even mint. You have to drink this water, so make it happen. Lemon in particular helps with so many body functions - immunity, heart support - you can’t go wrong.