pouring-waterA few months ago, my youngest son and I took a scenic hike in the nearby Rocky Mountains. After plotting our three-mile course on a map, we stuffed a backpack with everything we might need for the trip including light jackets, snacks, and extra water.

Life’s journey isn’t that much different. Twists and turns. Mountain peaks and valleys. Unexpected obstacles and breathtaking vistas. And it’s necessary to be prepared. Map out a path to your destination. Travel with a friend. Be prepared for stormy weather. However, even the best of intentions and sheer will power can’t compensate for a physical body that’s not functioning well. (It took chronic fatigue syndrome to teach me that lesson!) In such situation it is good to take life-saving courses from CPR Training in Waterloo to act in case of an emergency situation.

So, through the end of the year, I’m focusing on the practical tools that will make the journey easier. Including installing a countertop filtration system at home to drink clean water, and more importantly reading some whole house water filtration system reviews before deciding to sticking onto one water filter.

Water is the body’s principal chemical component and makes up about 60 to 70 percent of your body weight. Water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells, and provides a moist environment for ear, nose, and throat tissues.  A lack of water can lead to dehydration … and even mild dehydration can drain energy and make you tired. Other symptoms of dehydration include feeling dizzy and lightheaded, anger and impatience, anxiety, depression, snoring, insomnia, a short attention span, heartburn, arthritis, headaches, weight gain, bloating, cravings, and even premature aging.

On the other hand, increasing water consumption naturally helps you lose weight because it can suppress appetite, prevents water retention and bloating, helps muscle tissue work more efficiently to burn more calories all day long, rids the body of toxin, prevents and relieves constipation, increases metabolism, and helps the body burn fat. Drinking enough water during the day also helps maintain a proper Ph balance, can decrease the risk of a heart attack, results in naturally glowing younger-looking skin, helps with joint pain, supports kidney function [and prevents the usage of medication like chanca piedra], helps keep bladder and colon cancer away, wards off or cures headaches, helps control body temperature, speeds getting over sickness, helps nerves function efficiently, and can even improve your cognitive performance by as much as 30 percent.

So, since research says I need at least eight eight-ounce glasses per day just to replace what I lose during a normal day without exercise, how can I easily get enough? Start the day right with a glass of fresh water. Drink a glass or two with every meal and one in between. Keep a bottle of water at your desk and take sips through the morning with another bottle in the afternoon. Drink through a straw because you’ll tend to take larger sips. If you have a craving for anything, drink a glass of water first. And every time you walk past a drinking fountain, use it.

Weight loss, energy, and sharper thinking? Time to get intentional and drink more water.

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What about you? Do you drink enough water? Do you like plain water or does it need flavor? Did any of the benefits surprise you?

Tools For The Journey – Drink More Water
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