Tuesday, July 12, 2011

drink water, and lots of it

It's hot outside.  Like, really (really) hot.  Feeling parched?  Drink water.  Sweating much?  Drink more water.  Feeling fine?  Drink water anyway.  Here's the thing: by the time you feel thirsty, you're already dehydrated.  In fact, a lot of times when we feel hungry, we're actually thirsty!  Another thing: you should be drinking at least half your body weight in ounces.  So, if you weigh 140 lbs. then you should be drinking 70 oz. water.  Drink more if you're nursing, and/or if you're working out, sweating, etc.  Don't like the "taste" of water?  Try adding slices of lemon, orange, or cucumber.  Get creative and throw in some mint leaves while you're at it ;)  Drinking (iced) herbal tea(s) would be swell, too.  There are great health benefits to drinking water, including weight loss, clear skin, less headaches, and more energy.  So drink up!  The more water you drink the healthier, and happier, you'll be.  *B

1 comment:

Jen said...