This week, I am hosting a water challenge for a whole bunch of Mompreneur's and I'm having so much fun! They each have their own reason for jumping in, but the bottom line is that they want or need more energy to do all the things. Did you know that hydration is directly correlated to your energy levels?!
In a study published in the Annuals of Nutrition and Metabolism back in June of 2017, the authors found that women who were mildly dehydrated experienced more challenges in the areas of fatigue, cognition, and headaches compared to their male participants. In a similar study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, women were asked to restrict their fluid intake for 24 hours and the participants reported increased sleepiness and fatigue. They were also less vigorous and less alert, more confused, less calm, and less happy.
By ADDING water to your day, you’re automatically:
· Increasing your energy levels
· Increasing your ability to think effectively
· Boosting your immunity
· Flushing toxins (sugar, caffeine, alcohol) out of your body
· Decreasing caloric intake
· Decreasing belly bloat
Sounds like a great ROI, right?! How much water should you be drinking each day? Half your body weight in ounces. For simple math purposes, if you weigh 100 pounds, you're drinking 50 ounces of water each day (100/2=50). Now that you have your daily water goal, there are a few things you may need to take into consideration:
· If you are pregnant or nursing, you should add an extra 12 oz of water to your daily total.
· If you workout or are a person who sweats a lot, you should add in an extra 12 oz of
water to your daily total.
· Coffee, tea, soda, and alcohol do not count towards your daily water intake.
So if you're ready to feel your best, challenge yourself to reach your water goal each and every day! Peace out fatigue✌ and hello energy, immunity, and brain power 🙌