Water


Another familiar road I am traveling again is Health Month.  If you have not heard of this site, you can read about it here.  It's really a great way for you to add some positive and healthy habits in my life.  Over the last few months, as Joey and I got busier I kind of let Health Month slip, then stopped altogether. I just had too much to think about and couldn't worry about the 20 rules that I had made for myself each month.  When I went back to it last week I found out something. It really works! Out of the 20 habits I had chosen a few months back there were some that I had totally adopted into my life!  The one habit I just can't seem to adopt is drinking water.

They say you should drink 8 glasses of water a day, but ask 20 doctors and you get 20 different answers. Dr. Oz says if you eat a healthy diet you don't need extra water as our food contains the water.  Others say to divide your weight in half and that's how many ounces you should drink. (To that I say, "No way, Jose.) I decided on six. Just six glasses of water a day spread out over the day. The one thing everyone does agree on is that your body can only absorb so much water at a time, so you really should spread it out.

Yesterday as I was forcing myself to drink my fourth glass of water for the day (I don't know why this is so hard for me) I started to think, "Why am I doing this?" Besides my Health Month promise I really couldn't think of an answer. Not wanting to miss an opportunity to divert myself from my real work I hopped on the internet to find out why.

Turns out there are lots of reasons.  Almost every function in our body depends on water. Drinking water helps us lose weight. It evens helps with cholesterol!  Knowing that my body will function better with more water somehow made drinking water seem easier. I am not doing it just because someone told me to.

I have set an easy goal of 6 glasses of water during the day. To remind me I keep a pitcher of water on my desk. Whenever I notice it, I drink some. In just five days, I can really feel the difference. It's still not easy. I would rather have a Coke Zero, but I think it's one habit worth pursuing.

3 comments:

Shelly February 3, 2012 at 2:31 PM  

I am a water junkie for many reasons. I find that when I drink plenty of water each day I feel healthy. My skin is smooth and soft, my hair is shiny and bouncy and my weight stays at a good number. I still drink the occasional Coke or ginger ale though. I do notice days that I have not had enough water I feel a bit off. The way I get myself to drink it is out of a Dasani bottle that I refill from my Brita water pitcher. I also sometimes drink my water out of a wine glass to make it look sexy and enticing. Add a slice of lemon and it is on!! Get that water Sean and Joey! You will both love yourselves for it!

Alona February 3, 2012 at 2:43 PM  

Hello Sean,
I wish you a wonderful health month! I've just finished the January game, was the first time I've tried the site. One of my rules was drinking 10 glasses of water a day, that was something:) I couldn't imagine that it might be a difficult thing to do. But amazingly enough, I think I have a new habit and I totally agree with Shelly about the way skin and hair change their quality!
Good luck and keep us updated;)
Alona

Sean February 3, 2012 at 3:14 PM  

Thanks Ladies! I will look forward to beautiful skin then. I don't have enough hair for it to matter. :-)

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