I know. I know. I know you’ve heard all of this before but I can’t emphasise the importance of drinking water for your overall wellbeing!
We intake water in a number of ways with the two most common being through foods (especially fruits and veggies) and… well of course, from a tap. Yet many of us aren’t keeping hydrated because we’re constantly losing body fluids from sweating, going to the toilet, and breathing. I personally try to drink between 2-3 litres a day because I exercise a lot. But you may need to drink more or less depending on your body size, weight, and how physically active you’re being.
I’ve found that drinking a sufficient amount of water per day:
- prevents me from over-eating (I’ll admit I’m guilty of scoffing my face sometimes)
- repairs and reenergise my muscles after exercise
- improves my digestion
- keeps my skin clearer!
To develop good water drinking habits I always carry a water bottle with me. This helps me be consistent and drink small sips throughout the day.
To spice it up a bit I also like to add things to my water to flavour it. Some examples include:
- lemon juice and/or slices
- lime juice and/or slices
- thinly sliced apple and cinnamon
- orange juice and/or slices
- basil and strawberries
- berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries etc.)
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Drink water. It’s cool.