Five Ways you can drink more water

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From the outside looking in, living a healthier lifestyle can feel overwhelming. Eat this, don’t eat that. Supplements, exercise, menu plans – it’s a lot of new habits to learn.
But here’s an easy one. You already have it, you already do it, it’s not going to cost you anything and no new skills are needed. Want to hear it? Drum roll . . .
Drink more water.
Water is one of the most important, and easiest, changes a person can make in their health. In fact, if there is just one change you can commit to today, choose drinking more water (half your body weight in ounces each day, to be exact).
Our bodies are made up of only twenty-five percent solid matter and seventy-five percent water, with brain tissue consisting of up to eighty-five percent water. It only makes sense that for our bodies to function at an optimum level, our brain, organs, and tissues must be replenished adequately.
Because every cell in our body needs water, dehydration occurs easily. In fact, feeling thirsty is a sign that dehydration has already begun to occur. Other symptoms of dehydration include headaches, bloating and gas, low back pain, constipation, and more. So stay ahead of the game by establishing a routine with drinking water. These suggestions can help:

Note that drinking water thirty minutes before a meal can help our bodies recognize the difference between feeling thirsty and hungry. The sensations of thirst and hunger are generated simultaneously, and we often mistake thirst for hunger. As we drink more water, we can better discern the difference, and thus eat less when it’s water our body is really asking for.

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  1. Great post, Jenny. What helps me is drinking a polycarbonate tumbler full (16 ounces) of water every time I finish using the bathroom! 🙂

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