Day 5: Stay Hydrated

We’re celebrating 12 days of Christmas for a healthier new year! Day 5 Challenge: Stay Hydrated. Here are 10 reasons to drink more water, along with a simple formula to calculate how much you need.

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Thanks for joining us in our 12 Days of Christmas celebration! We are excited for the Day 5 challenge, because it’s one of the easiest action steps you can take to start getting healthier, and one of the fastest ways to notice a difference in your body.

In case you haven’t been keeping up with our announcements last week, we are celebrating 12 Days of Christmas, QCHC-style and inviting all of our patients, friends and family members to celebrate with us by taking one action step each day toward a healthier New Year. Here’s the breakdown of the first 4 days of challenges, which began last week:

Day 1: Try this healthy holiday recipe.

Day 2: Drink alkalizing lemon water before bed.

Day 3: Take a few minutes to forgive someone who has wronged you.

Day 4: Get moving! (Exercise)

And, without further ado, here’s your Day 5 Challenge:

Day 5: Stay Hydrated!

Learn how much water you need to drink in order to stay hydrated, and commit today to begin drinking that amount every day.

Here are 10 reasons to get and keep you motivated to stay hydrated:

  1. Water composes 75% of your brain.
  2. Water regulates your body temperature.
  3. Staying hydrated keeps your skin looking young and slows the aging process.
  4. Water protects your heart.
  5. It helps you burn fat.
  6. It prevents constipation.
  7. Staying hydrated decreases fatigue.
  8. Water carries oxygen to your cells.
  9. It helps flush toxins out of your body (which in turn helps you lose weight.)
  10. Finally, it helps you control your calorie intake.

The question remains…

How much water do you really need to drink?

Many people will say “8 glasses a day,” but that’s arbitrary. How much you really need depends on your body weight. We use the following simple formula to calculate how much water is necessary for optimal hydration:

Your weight (in lbs.) ÷ 2 = Amount of water you should drink each day (in oz.)

1 glass is equal to 8 ounces. So if you weigh 130 lbs., you’d simply divide that by 2 to arrive at 65 oz. of water, or roughly 8 glasses a day.

There you have it. Commit to start drinking more water and staying hydrated each day, and we’re sure you’ll notice a difference in how you feel.

Stay tuned for our Day 6 Challenge to be posted tomorrow! And while you’re at it…

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