Most of us are aware of the importance of drinking enough water. Getting our daily requirement of water helps our organs perform their functions, keeps our skin clear and hydrated, and allows physical action in our bodies to flow smoothly. Even with this knowledge, it can still be challenging to drink all the water our bodies deserve daily. In the summer, when we tend to play hard, sweat, and spend prolonged time in the sun, drinking plenty of water is critical. Those who are not drinking enough may experience poor digestion, sluggish thinking, skin breakouts, headaches, bad breath and general fatigue.
To start your day right, set a large glass of water by your bed each night and drink it when you wake up. To start your day off warrior style, drink two glasses of water first thing in the morning before breakfast or anything else. When the first thing that flows through your body each morning is water, it pulls out toxins left over from the previous day and freshens your system for the day ahead.
Keep a bottle of water accessible throughout the day, whether you are on the go or at a desk. Having one close by will remind you to take a sip when thirsty. The first sip will usually let you know how much more water you need. A sip or two may be enough, or you may need a big glass. In general, try to drink a full glass of water 30 minutes before each meal and a full glass of water one hour after each meal. Drink half of your daily water intake by noon (four full glasses). If you drink most of your daily water before early evening, you most likely will not be thirsty before bed. This is good, because drinking before bed and then waking to use the bathroom disturbs your peaceful nights' sleep.
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I got tired of using so many plastic bottles and Olympia water isn't half bad. So I found a happy medium. I got a Brita water filter and a stainless steel water bottle. The chlorine taste in the water was really start to get to me. Now the water tastes good and all I have to do is turn on the tap!