Why you should drink water

How do your mornings begin? I’ll be honest, my mornings usually begin by me rolling out of bed when I hear the thud thud of little feet hitting the floor in the next room, followed by hugs and snuggles and then the words, “I’m starving!”

Anyone else?

Water is a key part of keeping our bodies healthy. Our bodies are made of 60% water and it is vital to maintain your fluid levels for optimized health.

As I shuffle my way out to the kitchen, blurry eyed, my first focus is on the coffee pot. Sigh. Bliss in a cup.

And friends, I am not here to villianize coffee. Coffee is a good friend of mine, but I want to talk more about our water consumption. Maybe, and just maybe, we should reach for a cup of water first, then have that cup of wonderfulness next.

Water is key to our health. In fact, 60% of our bodies are made of water. The things we do on a daily basis cause us to lose fluid so we need to make sure we replenish those lost fluids.

More than that, water helps flush things from our body. It helps our body systems work better because they are not stagnate. You want to flush things on a daily basis, without doing so, your body will hold onto things you don’t want.

Keeping hydrated is key in helping to maintain mineral balance in the body. This is super important for those of us with adrenal issues. When we lose fluid, we lose minerals which cause a whole host of problems including headaches, muscle weakness at the beginning levels and then more serious issues with blood sugar and blood pressure. 

If you want to read more about why water is important, this is a good break down of reasons.

How much water should you drink? Well, to be honest, every body is different and has different needs. Here are the recommendations from the Mayo Clinic.

For those with adrenal issues or feel ‘water runs right though you’, adding a pinch of sea salt or a splash of lemon can help add to the absorption of water.

Water is a key part of keeping our bodies healthy. Our bodies are made of 60% water and it is vital to maintain your fluid levels for optimized health.

A challenge for you….drink water!

I will admit that I have been doing some slacking in taking care of myself and doing some of the basic things that I know help keep my body functioning well.

So, to get back on track I will be doing a weekly challenge with a group of great ladies over on Facebook. We are starting out slow and adding things to our daily routine to help keep us healthy. Want to join us? You can find the group here.

We are going to support and encourage each other to help improve our daily healthy habits!

And if you need some inspiration or are getting tired of plain water, check out this great ideas to flavor your water.

Tell me, how much water do you drink and how do you keep yourself motivated to drink it?

 

 


*For the record, my thoughts and advice are only my experiences or what others have allowed me to share. We don’t claim to diagnose, treat or cure.*

Comments

  1. says

    I didn’t know about the water affecting minerals like that. That is fascinating. I am a horrible water drinker but have gotten better. I don’t force it and guzzle gallons, but I do feel much better when I start my day with a glass of lemon water. Thank you for the reminders!

  2. says

    I have had a hard time drinking water for many years because it had no taste. I think that’s mostly because for many years I drank bottled and tap water, which is largely devoid of minerals. Over the last few years I’ve taken up the habit of drinking kombucha, nettles infusions, beet kvass, broth, and other nourishing drinks including sometimes herbal tea to ensure I get enough liquid. After all, those all have water in them. But recently a friend reminded me that plain water is important for flushing out toxins and that the body sometimes needs a break even from nourishing liquids so it can rest from digestion. This is certainly true and I think your article also reflects those ideas. Thank you much for sharing! I’m trying to now incorporate back into my daily routine drinking some plain water in addition to my other beverages. I do think it’s important, and I’m much more motivated now that we have a wonderful Berkey water filter. :)

  3. says

    So important! Thanks for the reminder Jess, I can be so bad about it sometimes and I’m really focusing on how to change up my routine. I’ve been starting everyday with water, but I often forget to drink as much as I need as a nursing mommy throughout the day. Thank you for sharing my water recipe too! xo

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