First let’s take a look at why water is so important. Water has so many functions it’s ridiculous. It’s even more ridiculous that most people don’t get enough. Water helps red blood cells deliver oxygen to muscles more efficiently. Water is important in the removal of waste products, proper hormone distribution, and it helps to move fiber along the digestive tract. Water helps our organs absorb nutrients, regulates body temperature, helps detoxify our bodies and protects and moisturizes our joints. It moisturizes the air for our lungs, helps deliver nutrients throughout the body, and even helps with metabolism.
Depending on how active you are and the type of climate you live in, your water needs will change. Everyone is different when it comes to how much is needed, but a good rule of thumb is 3L a day for the average person. If you’re not getting the results you’re looking for, take a look at how much water you’re drinking… and remember: just plain water is what counts. This could very well be what takes your challenge results to the next level!
Drink two glasses when you first wake up
Doing this helps to get your digestive system going and flushes out your colon. Add some lemon to it for added detoxing benefits. Lemon is known for its purifying properties, and also has an alkalinizing effect. This is a great way to start your day.
Keep a water bottle with you wherever you go.
Even mild dehydration lowers your metabolism by 3%. When you feel that pasty feeling in your mouth telling you that you need a drink, you’ve already gone too far. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty, take sips often.
Make your water more exciting
Why? So you’ll want to keep drinking it! Keep a water jug in the fridge with some cucumber or lemon in it. The water will take on a nice hint of flavor without adding anything extra you don’t need. The less your body has to detox what you’re putting into your body, the more it can focus on detoxing itself.
Even the perfect diet is of little use without water to carry out and deliver nutrients throughout the body. Don’t waste your efforts on poor hydration.