Recently, you may have seen me mention the water challenge in my Instagram and Facebook stories. We were on a mission to make sure we increased our water intake! Thanks so much to everyone who participated.
Now what is the water challenege?
The water challenge is simple, just a accountability group to make sure you are filling up your water bottle.
Why is the proper amount of water so important? According to Harvard Health the reasons are as follows: Water helps with:
- Carrying nutrients and oxygen to your cells
- flushing bacteria from your bladder
- aiding digestion
- preventing constipation
- normalizing blood pressure
- stabilizing the heartbeat
- cushioning joints
- protecting organs and tissues
- regulating body temperature
- maintaining electrolyte (sodium) balance.
Ultimately, water helps our body function properly.
How do I know how much water to drink?
The amount of water you drink is based on your body weight, yes it a whole equation. I’m sure you have heard people say drink 8 glasses a day (that’s old news, now we know better). Instead of 8 glasses, let us look at body weight.
Time for the math: Multiply by 2/3: You want to multiply your weight by 2/3 (or 67%) to determine how much water to drink daily. For example, if you weighed 155 pounds you would multiply that by 2/3 and learn you should be drinking about 104 ounces of water every day.
I have a really great water bottle that helped me with the water journey because I had a hard time remembering to drink more water through the day. Here is the water bottle I highly recommend: https://cleanskinclub.com/products/water-bottle-infuser
Here are some ways to purify your water:
PUR Water Pitcher:
PUR Classic Faucet Filtration System