No one thinks about water as necessary. Sure we know it’s important to live and stay hydrated but in the current day and time it appears the go to
choice to quench your thirst is by grabbing a sugary, sport drink.
Packed with sugar, chemicals and all that is terrible for your system, it’s the underlining feeling of knowing you are poisoning your system rather than nourishing it.
What generally happens when you’re thirsty and dehydrated? Your brain is foggy, you’re moody and out right don’t want to deal with anything.
Let’s take a look of the morning after a long night of drinking alcohol. How do you feel the day after? Probably have a terrible headache, sluggish, irritable, zero energy and dehydrated. The only thing you want to do is sleep.
It reminds me of a conversation I had just yesterday while chatting with a private coaching client. We reminisced about being in our 20’s, enjoying a long night out for 3 nights in a row, this didn’t deter us. We had the energy and drive to continue despite feeling dehydrated.
Now fast-forward 20 years later, it’s not so easy to recover from a night of drinks.
She hosted an evening with a group of girlfriends partaking in wine and cheese, all in great fun but it took her well over 2 days to feel better and feel herself.
Water, was her best friend that entire weekend.
Think of it this way Water does more than keep you happy and healthy it’s needed to survive.
Let’s take a look at what drinking water can do for us:
- Protects body organs and tissues
- Helps dissolve minerals and other nutrients to make them accessible to the body.
- Regulates body temperature
- Lubricates joints
- Lessens the burden on the kidneys and liver by flushing out waste products.
- Carries nutrients and oxygen to cells
- Lubricates cartilage and tendons, which means less soreness and speedier recovery.
Here’s my challenge for you…Drink water instead of your normal drink this week. Everyday instead of grabbing the sugary soda switch it up to a bottle of water. It will actually make it easier to pick up an empty water bottle container you can refill with water each time.
That way you aren’t throwing out the empty water bottles each time.