Looking for a health-related new year’s resolution? Consider trying to stay more hydrated in 2018 for even better health outcomes.
Hydration: we need it to stay alive, but it’s almost incredible how little attention so many of us pay to the way we get our daily water intake. Millions of Americans swap water for soda or make similar choices around their hydration that leads to decreased overall health and even some serious conditions down the line.
Experts have disagreed for decades about how much water we’re supposed to take in each day. Years ago, the old adage was “8 glasses per day” — but this maxim is likely flawed for a number of reasons. First, that’s probably more than is actually necessary. Second, it discounts the fact that our bodies absorb hydration from sources other than straight H2O. And finally, I don’t know about you — but I have glasses in all different sizes, which makes that “8 glasses” figure pretty enigmatic.
All that being said, there’s no question that a quick way to improve your nutritional habits in the new year is to make sure that you’re getting enough water on a daily basis… and making smart choices about what you have to drink with your meals, as well.
Ready to commit to a lifestyle that keeps you adequately hydrated? Let’s look at some ways to keep you on-track and feeling good.
Fruits and Vegetables
Use A Refillable Bottle
Use Meal Time As Hydration Time
It can be hard to remember to fuel our bodies with the necessary amount of water each day, but once you get in the swing of things and notice how much better you feel, you’ll have these new and healthier habits for life. Here’s to a much more hydrated 2018!