03 Feb Water Drinking Challenge: Get Healthy
Welcome to Ability’s “Let’s Get Healthy Together” Challenge. Each month we’ll challenge you to make a small change in your daily life over the course of a month. We promise that making these small changes will have a big impact and make a big difference in your overall health and the way we feel. Pick a friend (or group of friends) to take this challenge with. Remember, there’s always strength in numbers!
This month’s challenge: “Drink Enough Water Every Day”. Drinking enough water every day is incredibly important for your health. Our bodies are made of 60% water. Without enough water, our bodies can’t function properly.
Water Drinking Challenge Benefits
If you feel sluggish and tired half way through the day, you might not be drinking enough water.
Lessen mood swings by increasing your water intake.
Helps With Headaches and Migraines
Headaches and migraines can be triggered by dehydration. Consuming plenty of water can even provide relief if you already have a headache.
Aids in Digestion
It improves the function of your digestive system by helping break down food properly.
Encourages Weight Loss
Sometimes you feel hungry, but you are just thirsty. Drinking water, especially two glasses before a meal, can help curb your appetite and indirectly support healthy weight loss. Water will not only fill your stomach, but it boosts metabolism, helps break down fat cells, and raises the rate at which your body burns fat.
Flushes Out Toxins
Drinking water helps detoxify your body.
Improves Brain Function
Drinking more water can help you focus better. Your brain thrives when you consume water.
You can avoid this painful muscle tightness. Adequate hydration can help your muscles stay elastic and keep your joints lubricated.
Promotes Healthy Skin
You can get a smooth, youthful complexion by increasing the amount of water you drink. Water hydrates the skin and improves blood circulation.
Boosts Immune System
The more water you drink, the less likely you are to deal with common ailments like a cold or the flu. Some studies even suggest that staying hydrated with water reduces your chance of more severe diseases such as cancer or a heart disease. Drinking water will make you feel healthier in general, as it helps each organ system function at an optimum level.
How Much Water Should You Be Drinking?
The 8×8 rule is an easy way to remember how much water you should be drinking: Eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day (roughly 2 liters). A more accurate way of figuring out how much water you need daily is to take your body weight and divide that number by 2. That’s the number of ounces of water you should be drinking over the course of a day. So, if you weigh 180 pounds, half of that is 90. You should be drinking 90 ounces of water each day.
Good luck with this month’s challenge! Please contact us and let us know how you do.