Water, Water, Everywhere.
- Upon waking up
- After using the bathroom
- After eating
- Before leaving home
- When returning home
- When changing tasks
- Every time you enter your kitchen (within reason)
- Every time you pass a water fountain
- Every time your cat drinks water ;)
- During breaks at school or work
- When getting out of your car
- Every hour on the hour
- Every time you check your email
Whatever works best for you is what works best!
So find out what works best for you! Once drinking water throughout the day – whether in small frequent sips or 4-8 ounce servings – becomes a habit, it may not be necessary to keep tabs on exactly how many ounces you are drinking. You can regulate by the way your body feels, if you are feeling thirsty or have a headache, and the color volume and frequency of urine.
I suggest that you find the most pure source of water available. If all that is available to you is tap water, I suggest investing in a good filter. Reverse osmosis and distilled water are fine as well, though I suggest also using re-mineralization drops. If you are lucky enough to live near a safe spring, it is well worth the haul! And if you are lucky to have good well water, then drink up!! In all cases, be grateful to the water you are drinking for all of the amazing things it does!
I hope you have found this to be helpful and inspiring. Stay warm! And hydrated! Namaste
This information is for educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the FDA. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional.
Sources: Je’quier E. and Constant, F. How Much Water? European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2010) 64, 115–123; doi:10.1038/ejcn.2009.111; published online 2 September 2009
Image of water glass: cleanwateraction.org