We all know the importance of water in the body. Today begins DAY ONE of your 21 day challenge with The Great Escape Massage & Wellness Center LLC in Chadron. If you haven't already considered how much water you drink in an average day, you should! Experts recommend a simple equation for determining the proper amount for you: take your body weight (pounds) and divide that number by two, the resulting number is the number of ounces of pure water you should strive to consume in a single day. If you are under a large amount of stress, are very physically active, or are exposed to extreme cold or heat, you will need to up your intake.
Another important factor to consider when increasing your water is that water is fluid. It flows, it moves and it washes away toxins. In order for water to do its best job in your body, you need to move! So, along with increasing your intake if necessary, be sure to strive for at least 30 minutes of movement (walking is great!) each day throughout this challenge... it will make the water you drink do more for you!
TIP: Some of us don't like drinking water. If you don't like the flavor of water, try adding slices of fruit such as lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, cucumber, lightly crushed berries, et cetera, to improve the palatability. If you are not a fan of drinking cold water, run it through an empty coffee pot, warm it slightly in a tea kettle, or simply run warm water from your tap. If you aren't able to walk to increase movement (icy streets, no walking buddy, or other), massage and stretching are two other excellent ways to push that water through your system!
NOTICE: The information provided herein is meant for educational purposes only. We accept no liability for your use of the information provided. As always, use your best judgment and if in doubt, please consult your healthcare provider to determine the best course of action for your particular situation.