Everyone knows that you need to drink water and most of us know why one should drink water but my mission here today is to write about is, why do we need water and what happens when we don’t do that? I’m not gonna write the most obvious answer but I’m actually doing some research and putting some effort into this post (this has been a while, hasn’t it?)
Okay so since it’s almost midnight and I’m feeling quite silly then this might have silly explanations but I intend the post to make me drink more water so let’s hope my silliness will help me to do so, also am gonna write the things I find important to myself but I shall add links so if you’re interested about some of the links then you may as well read them (yay for interactive posts).
So after my recent challenge I gave myself I found these interesting statements :
- Water can help control calories
According to this site. Water can help you to control the calories you’re consuming. The most obvious way for it to help is to change sugary drinks with water (you can add some flavour by adding frozen berries for example). You immediately get less calories. This statement also says that fruits and vegetables which have more water in them make you eat them slower, making you eat slower and also feeling full for a longer period of time.
- Water helps energize muscles
Another interesting statement which goes with the challenge because healthy lifestyle certainly is about also exercising and muscles do the work so one has to keep those muscles energized. So the link stays the same as for the last one. Essentially it just makes exercise less painful experience.
I also want to focus on the beauty aspect a bit since my challenge is not just about losing weight but also being able to take care of myself and my body. So here are the following facts about water and beauty:
- Water helps keep skin looking good
The link to the web page is here. But essentially water just gets out the shit in your body (sorry for so nice word usage but it kinda is true) so in the beginning it might make your skin covered in pimples and what not but in the end it shall pay off. Also it helps you to reduce the chance of getting wrinkles at old age and that is a nice bonus too.
More lovely reasons:
- Productivity boost
I mean who doesn’t want to be productive? And also the link for the site I got the info from.
- Fatigue buster
No one likes to be tired, right?
- Brain boost
We all wanna be smart, do we?
- Natural Headache Remedy
I don’t like headaches… I’m pretty sure you don’t too…
So here are also some tips to get yourself drinking (Yay tips, those always come in handy [no sarcasm]):
- Have a beverage with every snack and meal.
- Choose beverages you enjoy; you’re likely to drink more liquids if you like the way they taste.
- Eat more fruits and vegetables. Their high water content will add to your hydration. About 20% of our fluid intake comes from foods.
- Keep a bottle of water with you in your car, at your desk, or in your bag.
- Choose beverages that meet your individual needs. If you’re watching calories, go for (non-caloric beverages) or water.
- Try comfort water
This is a great tactic for coffee and tea drinkers. While you’re waiting for the coffee to brew, nuke a glass of water (or herbal tea), squeeze in a bit of lemon and sip while you wait. Try another cup of warm water after you’ve had a mug or two of coffee. Hot water is also a great treat on a cold afternoon or evening. Invest in a new kind of herbal tea every time you grocery shop until you’ve found a couple that are just right.
- Tag your water bottle
Splurge on the perfect reusable water bottle. Whether it’s your favorite color or a unique design, the more you bond with your bottle, the less likely you’ll be to lose it. Slap an inspirational sticker or image onto it, or even write on it with a permanent marker. Now you’re ready to drink from it throughout the day—don’t forget to refill it as soon as it’s empty.
- Sip up
Gulping all that water can seem daunting. So get a package of straws to slowly sip it instead. You can even pick up a water bottle with built-in straw.
- Drink your vitamins
Create your own vitamin drink. Consider combining your water with your vitamin supplements, if you take any. There are several powdered vitamin supplements that are designed to be mixed with water. Some contain little to no calories too. If you prefer to take vitamins in tablet form, then promise yourself to drink at least one whole cup of water every time you take them.
- Combine habits
Get in the habit of drinking a cup of water when you do other things in your daily routine. Love long baths? Fill your water bottle when filling the tub. Working out? Keep your bottle beside you. Heading for bed? Set a glass on the nightstand. Reading by the fire? Always bring a cup of tea along. Develop water habits that go with your routines.
- Reward your hard work
Make a habit of having special water after each workout, for example. This can be water you gussy up yourself with a slice of lemon or lime, a fruit-flavored water, or (what I enjoy) a tall sparking mineral water.
So that is it for the blog post. I hope you learned something from it. I certainly did 🙂 And see you next time with my usual weirdness.
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