New Years Resolution: Drink More Tap Water!!
Let’s face it. More than half of us make New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight and get healthy. Drinking more water will help you achieve your goals! Hydration can help you curb hunger and boost weight loss by 3%. There’s no magic to it. Water simply helps people feel fuller and as a result consume fewer calories. So drink up!
Just looking to be healthier in the New Year? Well, look no further than the kitchen sink.
- Roughly 60 percent of the body is made of water. Drinking plenty of water helps to maintain your body’s fluid balance, which helps transport nutrients in the body, regulate body temperature, digest food, and more.
- Muscle Milk isn’t the only way to maximize your workout. When you’re dehydrated your muscles can’t get the water they need resulting in muscle fatigue. For extra energy make sure you hydration before and after your workout, not just during.
- Healthy happy kidneys. That’s right, we said it! Don’t leave your kidney health to cranberries alone! Your kidneys work hard night and day to sift out waste and transport urine to the bladder, but they can’t do this without water. Keep hydrated to help your kidneys keep your body waste and toxin free!
- I know. I know. Sometimes you just need a cup of coffee…or maybe you just think you do! Even mild dehydration can lead to you feeling tired and unfocused. Next time you get the 2 p.m. groggy doldrums turn try a mug of water to increase focus and productivity and to chase away the brain fog.
- Water can help kick that cold. Water may help with decongestion and dehydration, helping the body bounce back when feeling under the weather. Help your immune system kick that cold by including plenty of water consumption in with your cold and flu remedies.
The exact amount of water that each person should consume daily is up for debate, but we can all agree on one thing- drink up. The Mayo Clinic recommends that men consume roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) of water and women consume 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of water per day. No bottled water required, turn to the tap for an inexpensive, safe, and environmentally friendly source of hydration.
Tap water is inexpensive; safe (regulated by the EPA, with tests performed multiple times per day); and environmentally friendly. 85% of plastic water bottles end up in the trash even though they are made of recyclable materials. Keep a reusable bottle of water near your desk, during workouts, or near at hand while at home for frequent water breaks.