It’s 2015! A chance to make a fresh start. If you are like us, you have been busy making resolutions to totally revamp your life this new year. And if you are like us – this is what you do every single January.
Water is just plain healthy. It keeps your hair and skin sparkling. It aids in digestion and it flushes bacteria and toxins out of our bodies. It literally flushes out our systems.
Water is great for oral health as well. It sweeps bacteria away from your teeth which means less decay!
Let’s Drink More Water this Year
How much water do you really need? The Mayo Clinic did a study.
The standard eight cups may not be correct, because it does not take into consideration factors like age, activity level or climate. The study found that the average adult female requires about nine cups of water per day, while the average adult male needs around thirteen cups.
Make Your Resolution Stick
If this sounds like an awful lot of water, you can start by setting smaller a goals and then work toward it. There are several things you can do to incorporate more water into your daily routine this year.
- Carry a water bottle with you wherever you go. It’s calorie free and sugar free.
- Order water at restaurants – instead of soda or iced tea. Your wallet will also thank you.
- Make it taste better by adding a lemon wedge, or cucumber, or fresh mint… these are still calorie free!
Let’s raise our water bottles to a successful and healthy 2015! What resolutions are you planning on keeping this year? We’d love to hear about it and cheer you on!
~Dr. Marea White