Pure Water is the World’s First and Foremost Medicine. – Slovakian Proverb
Did you know that your body is made of 70-80% water? In fact, water is one of the main foods your body needs. We can live without food for an entire MONTH, but we could only survive one WEEK without water! There are studies that show 80% of all illness in the developing world is water related. In fact, 70% of our brain is made from water. So, if we’re dehydrated, the brain will have less capacity to function!
Ever experience a foggy brain? Yup, me too. Just a 2% reduction in water levels in the body can mean a 20% decrease in mental and physical performance. Therefore, mood swings, reduced motivation, depression, lethargy and more can be related to dehydration.
It’s important that we consume enough water every single day. Each day we spend dehydrated can potentially create a culmination of these symptoms and more. To combat dehydration, make sure you’re getting at least half your body weight in ounces of water every day. Meaning, if you weigh 100 lbs., you need at least 50 oz. water. If you work a strenuous job or have strenuous workout that cause you to sweat, you likely need more in the 70-80% range of your body weight in ounces. I suggest you begin your day with at least 20-32 oz. water to get you started on your ounces, in case you have a busy day.
Each day matters, so be sure to do whatever it is to find some consistency in water consumption. Try this for 30 days straight and see if you can form a new habit and if you feel a little bit better. I know you can do it!