Water Wednesday – Build Your Habit!

The truth is no, I didn’t always enjoy water and I definitely didn’t drink enough.

And yeah, it was definitely a slightly challenging habit to get into because I mean, compared to the millions of drinks out there with ‘flavor’, why would I choose water?

BUT… with an open mind, I started staying consistent and allowing my body (and mind, and spirit…) to reap and feel the benefits of being hydrated, and I won’t sit here and list the multitude of benefits, but they are plentiful!

And then it became easier… I found myself craving water. I went from never having water with me to basically always having it with me.

Not all habits come easy – and many never get easier. But you were made to do hard things – the payoff is worth it when it comes to the health and wellness of your body, mind and spirit.

Now go hydrate – start your habit! 😊

Wellness Wednesday – Drink Your Water!

My fave wellness tip remains the same: drink your water! 💧

I definitely don’t always hit all my marks nutritionally, but the one constant is my water consumption!

Keeping myself hydrated helps me in so many ways (including often keeping me from looking my age 😉) and it’s free AND accessible!

Do you consume enough water?

Mythbusting Monday – Water While Exercising

• MYTHBUSTING MONDAY •

Myth:

“Drinking water while exercising will give you cramps”

Truth:

I certainly wouldn’t recommend chugging it, because who wants to jump around with a belly full of liquid? But sips here and there to hydrate you and replenish yourself during a sweat fest will not normally give you cramps.

You should be drinking water before, during, and after exercise to prevent dehydration. Failure to do so can lead to headaches, fatigue, dizziness, and cramps.

Stay hydrated! Mine is empty, time for a refill! 💦

Tip Tuesday – Coconut Water

Plain water doesn’t contain the electrolytes needed to replenish after a long, intense workout… coconut water does, though!

Great way to rehydrate, very tasty!

Beachbody also has a performance line that includes Hydrate, a clean, National Science Foundation (NSF)-certified formula that helps give you an optimal balance of low dose carbohydrates (from natural sugars), electrolytes, and water to quickly replenish what’s lost, helping you work out longer and feel better. You can try it here!

Mythbusting Monday – Drinking Water During Exercise

Myth:

“Drinking water while exercising will give you cramps”

I certainly wouldn’t recommend chugging it, because who wants to jump around with a belly full of liquid? But sips here and there to hydrate you and replenish yourself during a sweat will not normally give you cramps.

You should be drinking water before, during, and after exercise to prevent dehydration. Failure to do so can lead to headaches, fatigue, dizziness, and cramps.

Stay hydrated!

 

Thirsty Thursday – Stay Hydrated

Ever suffered from dehydration? This happens more than a lot of people realize, and it can be really serious.

For people with Diabetes, the risk of dehydration is even greater, because higher than normal blood glucose depletes fluids. To get rid of the glucose, the kidneys will try to pass it out in the urine, but that takes water. So the higher your blood glucose, the more fluids you should drink, which is why thirst is one of the main symptoms of Diabetes.

Be sure to stay hydrated

Mild dehydration symptoms include headache, dry mouth and eyes, dizziness, fatigue, and dark-colored urine. Severe dehydration causes all those symptoms plus low blood pressure, sunken eyes, weak pulse and/or rapid heartbeat, confusion, and lethargy. But some people don’t get these symptoms, especially older people. It seems that thirst signals become weaker as we age. Diabetes may get people used to thirst so they don’t feel it as much.

If we aren’t drinking enough water, the kidneys still need water to eliminate excess glucose and other unwanted products. So they will basically raid the rest of the body for fluid to keep functioning. Gradually, our cells become dryer and dryer, which we might first notice in the eyes and mouth. Keeping yourself hydrated keeps everything functioning smoothly, minimizing your risk.

Thirsty Thursday – Benefits of Lemon Water

Who here likes their water with lemon in it? If I am out getting water at a restaurant or something, I like it. Typically in my every day water drinking, I don’t use lemon.

But there are quite a few benefits to adding this brightly colored citrus to your water. Did you know these?

Benefits of Lemon Water

There are several others, too. It always amazes me how sometimes the simplest of things have the most benefits. Further proof that small, yet consistent, changes help you reclaim your health and make a difference!

 

Tip Tuesday – Eat Your Water

Are you sick of hearing me talk about the importance of getting enough water yet? I apologize if so, but I just know the power water has to transform your health and your life – it’s truly one of the simplest yet most effective changes you can make.

Some people aren’t a fan of drinking it, even infused, so here are some actual food options to help you still get your water in and hydrate.Eat your Water

See, who knew some stuff had so much water content? There are many others too – if you would like some more ideas, reach out! There are plenty of ways to get your h20 ounces in, but you have to find something that works for you. I promise, its worth it. It’s such a simple tool but also SO effective!

Give it a try! 🙂