Updated: Jun 3, 2019
Are you drinking enough water?
I'm sure you've heard the famous "8 glasses of water a day" -- but did you know that isn't exactly true for everyone? Our bodies are different sizes, have different circumstances, and so many other factors can change the amount of water each of us needs on a daily basis.
A general rule of thumb is to drink half of your body weight in ounces daily. Spreading it throughout the day will benefit you most, to keep you hydrated all day long.
Symptoms of dehydration can include:
- headaches and brain fog
- feelings of hunger
If starting your day with a tall glass of water isn't a current practice of yours, try it first thing in the morning. Fill a glass and leave it in your refrigerator all night, and reach for it first thing in the morning. There's nothing more satisfying than a tall glass of water to wake you up in the morning.
This will help combat any tiredness still lingering as you're waking up for the day, and will clear the brain fog you may have from sleeping all night. Not only will you feel better mentally, it will jumpstart your digestion for the day, really starting you off on the right foot.
Do you currently start your day with a glass of water?
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Health and happiness, Alicia Williamson (RN, BSN, MSNW, CHC) & Kylie Glastetter (BA, MS, EP-C, CHC)