Day 7, that’s one full week, of our 30 Days to a Healthier Summer. Have you made any changes yet or learned anything new? I hope so.
Just joining us? Go to Day 1 to begin.
For our last day of the first week I want to encourage you to increase your water intake if you’re not drinking an adequate amount.
Day 7: Increase Water Intake
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Most Americans eat a S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) and drink sugary beverages leaving little to no room for water. It’s so important to give your body the healthy foods and water it needs to work at its optimum level.
Not drinking enough water can lead to a host of issues. Many times when your head hurts or you’re hungry, you may just need to drink some good ole’ H2O.
A good standard rule of thumb is to drink 1/2 your body weight in oz. of water per day and add more for hot or humid days and days when you’re exerting physical effort, especially in the heat.
If you weigh 140 pounds, 1/2 your weight is 70 so you would drink 70 ounces of water a day and adjust for weather, environment, altitude, traveling, physical activity,etc.
I notice I WANT to drink more water after working out and get my water in easily on those days because my body’s screaming at me to quench it.
Remember the lemon water we talked about on Day 1 to get your digestion revved up for the day? You can also add lemon to your cold water for a little flavor.
Blackberries and strawberries are two of my favorite things to add to my water to infuse the flavor for the summertime.
Hits the spot in our hot and humid Texas weather.
Do you drink enough water on a regular basis? If not, add more water into your beverage lineup and keep me updated on your progress.
See you for Day 8 of 30 Days to a Healthier Summer!
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