One simple habit to help improve your health

The world of nutrition can be very confusing. There’s always a new diet being promoted, chatter about superfoods, anti-inflammatory foods, probiotic foods….and the list goes on. With all this overwhelm, it’s hard to know what you should actually do to help improve your health. However, there’s one thing I tell every client no matter what illness they have – and that’s to DRINK MORE WATER! It sounds simple and trivial, but don’t under estimate the importance of water.

If you have IBS – drink more water, diabetes – drink more water, constipation – drink more water, eczema – drink more water…you get the point. You should aim to drink between 2-2.5 liters of filtered water per day.

Tips to help you increase your water intake:

  1. Buy a water bottle you really like - it makes all the difference

  2. Set a goal to drink a certain amount of water by a specific time (ie. drink one liter by lunch time)

  3. Infuse your water for extra flavor (ie. cucumber, lemon and basil are freshing)

  4. Take your water to bed with you – sexy times! Put a glass of water on your night stand so when you wake up in the morning you can drink a glass straight away. This will help to improve your digestion as well.

  5. Place the jug of water on the kitchen counter or somewhere in plain sights as a reminder to fill-up your glass/bottle.

  6. Herbal teas – now that it’s cold outside brew up a big pot of herbal tea and sip on that throughout the day. If you live in a warm climate, chill the tea down and add a little honey to it – fancy!

Benefits of drinking more water:

  1. Helps maintain the balance of body fluids – think balanced blood pressure

  2. Helps remove waste and toxins

  3. Helps maintain normal bowel function - adequate hydration keeps things flowing along your gastrointestinal tract and prevents constipation.

  4. Could aid in weight loss – hunger is disguised as thirst

  5. Can help prevent headaches

  6. Helps protect our joints and cartilage – water helps the cartilage around our joints stay lubricated

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