Summer = heat = DRINK YOUR WATER!
The traditional advice was to “Drink your 8 glasses a day!” ~ a glass being 8 oz, so 64 oz a day. This doesn’t seem like enough compared to more recent research, as other experts follow their own rules…
Heidi Powell, famous fitness guru & wife of Chris Powell from Extreme Makeover Weightloss Edition states, “Drink water! Aim for half your body weight in ounces per day (150 lbs = 75 ounces). Not only is drinking water super healthy and extremely low-cost, but it also helps you feel fuller longer.”
This ClassPass blog post claims 2/3 of your body weight! (150 lbs = 100 ounces)
Whatever rule you choose to follow, make sure you add in more if you are sweating it up outside, doing some HOT yoga or indulging in dehydrating beverages like coffee [or yikes – alcohol!].
TIPS for getting in your daily dose…
- buy a large water container and fill it, then make yourself finish it before bedtime. The pink one is from Amazon (Bluewave water bottles) and the blue one is from good ‘ol Walmart (Arrow – made in the USA!) Make sure they are BPA free.
- use a cute water bottle or glass – you’ll be more willing to carry these around and drink from them all day (and you may get an occasional compliment… ‘cute cup!’)
- Set a timer and drink a glass every hour or two… sip, chug, whatever your style! Check out Lori Crock’s article… Are you a chugger or a sipper?
- Add berries, lemon, cucumber or a splash of cranberry juice if you need a little flavor. Research shows that lemon water has many added benefits…
Some great lululemon manifesto quotes include water…
Drink fresh water and as much water as you can. Fresh water flushes toxins from the body and keeps your brain sharp.
Observe a plant before and after watering and relate these benefits to your body and brain.
So drink up! Really, we mean it… go drink a glass NOW! 🙂
What water rules do you follow? How do you get your ‘eight a day?’ Let us know!!!