The best thing you can do for yourself each day is so simple, but it’s often overlooked.
I know this because I myself — a person who cares a great deal about healthy living — have neglected it for years.
What is it? Drink enough water.
And even more importantly: drink some first thing.
That’s right; get up in the morning and before doing anything else — except maybe going to the bathroom — drink a glass of water.
Here’s why. During the night, we lose water. We get dehydrated. Either slightly or majorly, depending on our overall hydration level. Drinking in the morning replenishes our body with essential liquids to keep us sharp, productive, energetic, and “regular” (*ahem*).
Your body needs water for everything! Water helps flush out toxins, carry nutrients to cells, provides a moist environment for your ears, nose and throat, keeps your digestive and elimination systems flowing, and more.
My Story: Chronic Dehydration
Recently, I realized that I was chronically dehydrated. I could tell because my skin was more dry, my mouth felt dry and thirsty, and I started to have elimination issues. (Sorry for TMI, but I really want you to know the truth.)
Then I listened to a podcast where Shawn Stevenson from The Model Health Show was the guest, and he talked about the importance of taking an “inner” bath each morning by drinking 3 to 4 cups of water upon waking. He said: most people bathe outwardly each morning to get ready for the day, but taking an inner bath is even more important.
I’ll tell you what… the very first day I woke up and drank water, I got instant results. This confirmed for me that I have been dehydrated, and I vowed to turn it around.
And now, after many weeks of drinking first thing in the morning and then regularly throughout the day, I am much improved. I’m committed to keeping it this way! Continue Reading >> Page 2