Updated: Mar 3, 2022
Hydration is an important staple to health and vitality. And one that is often over looked in the treatment of the body. There have even been books written about treating individuals diseases and aliments through proper hydration and nutrition. Below are so some questions that you might explore when assessing your hydration needs.
Included but not limited to:
How much water do you currently drink?
When are you drinking water?
through out the day, all at once, or OH Crap! I forgot to drink today!
What else are you drinking? And how much of it?
Is your food hydrating or dehydrating you?
How clean is your water?
Does it have minerals?
These are all great questions to personally answer to get an idea of how well you are hydrating yourself. Hydration doesn't necessarily mean that you can just drink liquids and check the box off of being hydrated (ex: juice, tea, coffee, sodas and gatorade).
Tips for hydrating and stay hydrated:
Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water
Drink Purified clean water
Minerals in water or Sea Salt or himalayan salt
Drink water before and after meals
Add squeezed lemon to your water
Eat Hydrating foods during meals/snacks , like fresh veggies and fruits
Water is 2nd on the list of most important for survival of the human body. That is right, 2nd to Oxygen, which you get from breathing!
Drinking 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water (ie. I'm 200lbs I would need to drink 100oz of water) will enhance the hydration in your body and improve digestion, blood pressure, muscle contraction and relaxation.
Hydration creates fluid movement in the body and aids in detoxification. Consuming the right amount of water daily will improve the way you move and feel.
A CALL TO ACTION!!!!
Assess where you currently are on your path to hydration and determine which of the action items you need in your life in order to start creating health in you!
Then track it every day and see how you do and if your health starts to change. Remember it takes 21 days to create a new habit! Focus on what you want, instead of what you don't want!
"Add good Water and a Smile, you are what you eat! Yum! Yum!"
- Dr Diet Song, by Paul Chek