Drinking More Water in the Winter Can Be Especially Challenging!
Especially in the colder weather, it can be difficult to drink more water. A person might look at a glass of liquid that would at another time taste refreshing, but he or she feels cold at just the thought of drinking it in the winter months.
Understanding WHY it’s important to stay hydrated can make a big difference.
Reach the logical part of your brain. Then, perhaps you can drink more water!
9 Reasons to Drink Water
- Keep up your energy levels
- Stave off headaches
- Keep optimal brain function
- Drink water about ½ hour prior to a meal helps in appetite control and weight loss
- Helps with constipation
- Reduces the risk of kidney stones
- Relieve muscle cramps
- Stabilize low blood pressure and rapid heart rate
- When our cells are dehydrated, they can’t eliminate waste products from our bodies
7 Tips For Drinking More Water:
- Make it a habit. Take a glass of water to bed each night, set it on the nightstand. Drink it down before leaving the bedroom in the morning.
- Replenish by drinking a glass of water after every bathroom trip.
- Drink water at room temperature if you’re cold.
- Make a pot of herbal tea and drink from it throughout the day, even as it cools to room temperature.
- Add a slice of lemon, mint sprig, or a couple drops of essential oils (that are safe to ingest) to your water, in a glass or stainless-steel container. BTW, my favorite oil to drink is spearmint!
- Eat hydrating foods (Examples are watermelon, strawberries, cucumbers, peaches, oranges)
- First thing in the morning, fill a pitcher with the goal amount of water to drink, then drink from it all day until it is GONE.
How much water is enough in a day? That’s debatable.
Some say 8 glasses of 8 oz. of fluid is enough.
Others say to consider your body weight in pounds, then drink ½ that number in ounces of liquid. For example, at 150 pounds, drink 75 ounces per day.
BTW, it really doesn’t have to be just water. All fluids can be helpful unless they’re loaded with sugar, chemicals, or high amounts of caffeine.
Please share your thoughts in the comment box below…
What tricks do YOU use to help yourself drink more water?
Have you ever noticed that YOU feel sluggish or get headaches if you don’t drink enough water?
5 thoughts on “Drink More Water!”
Every morning before I go to silver sneakers I fill my large mug which holds 16 ounces of water. I enjoy squeezing fresh lemon juice to make my beverage tasty. Before every meal I fill up a sixteen ounce glass of lemon water to enjoy with my food. So far I have lost five pounds since the beginning of the month.
What a great testimonial to good self-care, Eleanor!
Yes, thank you for this essential reminder! My poor brain has probably suffered from my dehydration, not to mention the rest of me. I haven’t been drinking my quota. I will work to change that right now.
Funny how little reminders can be helpful sometimes. Glad you enjoyed this!
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