Prepare yourselves friends, I’m about to get all scientific on you.
A few weeks ago I found myself constantly feeling like I needed to apply lip balm, which was a wake up call that I wasn’t drinking enough water. Dry, cracked lips is a tell tell sign for me that my body isn’t hydrated enough. As I discussed in my new essential oil routine, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a high priority.
It’s pretty amazing that the simplest habits can have a profound impact on our health. Not only does drinking enough water help your body function properly it has an effect on your weight, skin health, mental clarity and energy levels. We all know the importance of staying hydrated, but keeping track of how much water we drink through out the day can seem time consuming.
I’ve tried setting reminders on my phone only to later wonder, “how many glasses of water did I actually drink today?”. Something had to change in the way I keep track of my water intake so I decided to put it front and center where I could see it.
Struggling to keep track too? Print off the hydrate yo’ self daily water tracker and join me in a 30 day water challenge.
For the next 30 days challenge yourself to drink the proper amount of water your body needs by setting a routine and keeping track of your daily water intake. The goal is by the end of the month you’ll have established a manageable routine that comes naturally to you.
Eight 8oz glasses of water is the average reccommended amount of water you should drink daily, but you can get a more precise amount needed by doing the following calculation:
body weight / 2 = ounces of H20 to drink
Don’t try to drink all the water at once, rather follow a schedule to spread it through out the day. Drink a glass (8oz) of water at the following times:
- After waking up
- 30 minutes before breakfast
- 1 hour after breakfast
- 30 minutes before lunch
- 1 hour after lunch
- In the afternoon around snack time
- 30 minutes before dinner
- Just before going to bed
Each time you drink a glass of water check off a water drop on your water tracker!