Drink your water…. Sounds easy enough, right?
I tend to forget to do this, especially when taking care of multiple young children. Throughout the day I am consumed with taking care of everyone else that I often times forget to take care of myself- and that includes taking a few seconds to drink a glass of water.
And, water is soooo important!
It does the following things: (and more)
- Prevents dehydration
- Helps your kidneys remove toxins from your body.
- Allows enzymes to work better.
- Helps your lymphnodes
- Transports nutrients where they need to go.
- Supports nerve function.
- Helps strengthen your muscles.
How much water should you drink? Some research says 8 glasses, others say something like 1 cup for every 20lbs that you weigh.
I say just drink enough that you don’t have a feeling of thirst, and then drink some more! I don’t obsess over actual amount because it is different for everyone….
Active people who are sweating need more than those who are inactive….breastfeeding moms need extra….etc.
p.s: other liquids such as pop, coffee, commercial juices don’t carry the benefits that water does. They instead can carry toxins that are added to your body- you then need more water to flush those out!
While you are at it, don’t forget to drink from the Living Water too!