Staying hydrated is one of the most important and easiest ways to help out your body and aid digestion. However, as simple as it is, it’s easily forgotten. Dehydration can not only hurt your gut and your digestion, but it can easily influence the way we feel daily too, leading to moodiness and fatigue. So do your body, your digestion, and your coworkers a favor and DRINK UP! Here’s a quick-read from our friend, guest blogger Rebecca (@becca_bfit), explaining her simple steps to staying hydrated.
5 Ways to Stay Hydrated
Staying hydrated is one of the most significant components of living a healthy lifestyle, but for many, it can be a challenge. That’s why figuring out a system that works for you is key to receiving ample water intake every day.
Here’s how I hit my goal of 1.5 gallons everyday:
Fill up before bed
Keeping a glass of water on your nightstand will help you kick-off your morning by starting your water intake right when you wake up. Typically, my body wakes me up around 5:30 am, so I’ll drink most of the glass, go back to sleep, and when my alarm goes off, I’ll finish the rest.
Reward your Taste-buds
Drinking water can be a drag, especially when you want something with a little more flavor. To mix things up, every two fill ups, reward yourself with something flavoring! I like to use BIOHM Super Greens, BCAAs, or flavored collagen powder. These products are great because they provide a little more flavor, and have great benefits on your body as well.
Get yourself a reliable water bottle
Not only are reusable water bottles good for the earth, but they also allow you to fill up throughout the day. I’ve experimented with several different sizes, but have found that a Blender Bottle is perfect for me. Plus, I can reach my gallon goal in only seven fill-ups.
Refill, don’t spill
Having a full gallon of water with you is great and all, but it can be a hassle to drink. While I’m working from my desk, I usually keep a gallon with me, but pour the water into another cup so I don’t have to worry about spilling. This also makes the task of drinking a full gallon much easier!
If you’re curious about how much water you need follow these simple steps:
The amount of water that we need to drink daily varies from person to person. Depending on individual body weight, you may need to adjust your intake to make sure that you’re drinking enough water every day. Figuring out the correct amount you need daily is easy, just follow these steps!
- Your Weight: First you need to figure out your body weight (easy enough right?)
- Multiply by 2/3: Next, you need to multiply your body weight by 2/3 (or .67) to determine how much water you should drink daily. For example, if you weigh 120 pounds, you should drink at least 80 ounces of water daily.
- Activity Level: Finally, you will want to adjust that number based on your activity level, since you are expelling water when you sweat. A simple way you should adjust your water intake is to add 12 ounces of water to your daily total for every 30 minutes that you work out.