I’ve done many, many blogs and newsletters about the importance of hydration. It is a foundational part of all my coaching. Just this one newsletter shares links to several blog posts as well. I won’t repeat all the benefits again since you can read the prior posts. Drinking enough water affects every aspect of your health and for every metabolic reaction in your cells. Drinking water can even increase your metabolic rate by up to 30% for up to an hour. This is why I ask people trying to lose weight to focus on hydration as much as diet and exercise.
In case you weren’t convinced of the importance, a 25-year study 15,000 people ages 45 to 65 revealed that drinking enough water is associated with a significantly lower risk of developing chronic diseases and a lower risk of premature death. Another finding was that a lack of proper hydration is now linked to an older biological age.
That’s huge!! It’s even more exciting to me because it is something simple we can all do. My preferred method is to shoot for one-half your body weight in ounces and have ¼ tsp of natural, unprocessed salt for every 32 oz. That is simply the way I have found that works best for me. I just strongly suggest you pay attention to your level of hydration and do whatever works for you to improve it.
Are you convinced of the importance and benefits of proper hydration for health?
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Absolutely essential Ms. Ann. I can honestly say, the more water I drink during the day, the better I feel at night.
Thank you my friend.
So impressive. Such a simple thing to do, yet it is easy to be enticed by all the flavors of drinks available.
So true Debbie. But nothing tastes better than a glass of cold water when you are truly thirsty.
Yes. But since I had Covid, my taste buds have been off on a few things. I still drink water, but I like it better with a little Mommy Boost juice mixed with it.
You are still getting water so it’s all good.