31 Days of Health. Day 9: Drink Water

Day Nine, Day Nine! Feelin’ healthy and fine!

Water you doing today??
Drinking of plenty of H2O, that’s what!

Did you know that the human body ranges from 50-65% water? Can you pause and think about that…isn’t that crazy!? We are at least half water! That fact alone is a big indicator that water plays such a huge role in sustaining life.

Water is essential to providing the ideal environment for your body’s cells to live in, it lubricates your joints, it flushes out waste products, it’s required for digestion and breathing, it regulates your body temperature… Think about how wonderful it feels to have lubricated eyes, saliva in your mouth to help break down your food as you chew, and even to have an easy bowel movement – I’m not afraid to talk about poop!

Where there is water, there is life! You won’t see the end of a week without water. You can last at least a month without food with water; but without water, forget about it! Even mild dehydration can make you feel tired. So, do your very best not to deprive yourself of this essential life-giving nutrient. If you remember back to Day 1, one of my suggestions includes drinking a glass of water as one of those first things to do after waking up bright and early. After hours of sleep, your body definitely needs it.

Ok, so how much? You can stick with the old eight 8oz cups of water daily, just as a general recommendation, and be alright. That’s a half gallon. Otherwise, you can get specific and calculate your personal needs by multiplying half an ounce of water per pound of body weight. But you will need to include more if you are exercising (which, I hope you are from Day Two!), if you are sick with a fever, diarrhea or vomiting; and if it’s hot outside. Another helpful indicator is the color of your urine. If it’s not light in color, start drinking!!

Alright, so glad to have you here still on Day 9, and I can’t wait to bring you more tomorrow! Remember, you can contact me if you want more, or leave some comments below to share your success!

Cheers!