Vitality – your choice (part 1)
Each day we have the opportunity to choose vitality- or not. Often we find ourselves doing what’s normal, yet it is not necessarily healthy. Vitality includes detoxing and nourishing yet we often miss simple things that can ramp our vitality to whole new levels.
You’ve most likely heard that we should drink 8-10 glasses of water a day – yes? There’s a good reason for that! Our bodies are at least 80 % water. Our cells need 4 things- and water is one of them! Good clean water. Too often, we assume that hydration includes just about any wet beverage. For some, that may include teas, coffee, soda, alcohol, etc. While these are wet, they are actually dehydrating to your cells and entire body.
Making changes in our health can be tough –especially if people who don’t want us to change surround us! After all, changing your habits may require them to look at their own. I like to encourage folks to take baby steps if needed, thus will recommend “Good”, “Better” and “Best”. Here are some recommendations for improving your hydration and giving your body precisely what it needs.
Good – Eliminate the DE-hydrating beverages.
You know from watching nature, that water is an amazing energy source. When you are feeling tired, dragging your but, have foggy thinking, or your skin looks old and dry, try giving your body what it really needs- water! For every glass of “hydration” that is not water, you need to offset that with good clean water. In other words, after your 8 oz. soda, make sure you drink 16 oz. of water to offset the DE-hydrating effects of the soda. I don’t know about you – but that’s a lot of liquid to consume. It’s a lot easier to just cut the sodas out altogether. Hard? It can be. However, when you start experiencing Vitality –it’s worth it.
Share with me how you’ve been able to incorporate more water into your Vitality routine. Do you have a favorite brand of water that you buy/drink?
Stay Tuned for more info on the “Better” and “Best” of hydration.
To Your Vitality!