Monday, February 6, 2017

Healthy Hydration Helps Our Food, Rest and Routine Goals

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During the past few weeks, my family and I have been monitoring our water intake as part of our overall wellness goals to make healthier hydration choices. Healthy hydration is helping us with our food goals to watch what we eat more closely. We are also rethinking our routines through the day to ensure we include proper rest into our day.
drinking water healthy hydration
Our plan to make a schedule to monitor our water intake daily has helped our family understand the need to drink more water. This tracking sheet has allowed us to intentionally drink water. Our children have made it a competition to track who drinks more water every day.

We have also made sure to keep water more accessible to remind us to drink it. We felt most often the reason we did not consume enough water was because it was not in a reachable distance, and we felt lazy to get up and get a cup of water. We make sure to keep water bottles always in reach, so we can drink water more often. Keeping a water bottles close by when we are having our meals helps us drink more than a cup of water in-between and after our meals. We have noticed that our intention to drink water and be hydrated is helping with our water in-take.
drinking water healthy hydration
The healthy hydration change we are making is helping us with our goals to eat healthier and more importantly to watch what we eat. We found sometimes instead of reaching for water when we feel thirsty, we try to overcome thirst by reaching for sugar filled beverages, cookies, and sweets that actually hinders our plans to be healthy and adds to calorie intake. Since we started this intentional choice of healthy hydration, we are drinking more water and recognizing the importance of water for our health. We have agreed that drinking water is a calorie-free way to satisfy our thirst and that it helps with our food goals.
drinking water healthy hydration
We have also made it a point to include rest in our daily routine. During these planned rest times, I sip and relax with a cup of warm water infused with different types of detoxing tea and herbs. This routine is helping me feel refreshed, as well as helping me keep my body warm especially during these cool winter days.

This lifestyle change to #DrinkBetterLiveBetter by consuming more water is helping us with our food, rest and routine goals. For some great ways you can incorporate water into a healthy lifestyle visit Today's Parent.

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14 comments:

  1. it is so important to drink more water and stay well hydrated, especially during the hotter months. I enjoy drinking water and no longer miss those sugar filled drinks

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  2. I love this drink!

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  3. I need to drink more water on the days that I don't work and that I don't exercise - I find that I have regular habits that keep me well hydrated when I work or when I exercise, but if I am just at home etc. I hardly drink any water.

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  4. I haven't tried some of these pure life products, but we always drink their water.

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  5. Thanks for sharing. It is important to drink lots of water.

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  6. I know I do not drink enough water, thanks for sharing this

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  7. Remembering to rest is very important! and I love the fizzy water :)

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  8. I am guilty of not drinking enough water! Thankyou for sharing the need to be better hydrated!

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  9. I know that I should be drinking more water, especially in the morning. #DrinkBetterLiveBetter

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  10. I totally agree with you. Having it handy makes it more likely that you will actually drink it, and drink more of it Out of site, out of mind.

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  11. thanks for the reminder - really appreciated.

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  12. I think we often forget how important drinking lots of water is. I find that keeping water on my desk next to my computer helps remind me to drink it more often.

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  13. I am so guilty of not drinking enough water i really need to drink more and stay hydrated!

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  14. I struggle to consume enough water so thank you for the reminder!

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