Fit Fridays: Water Challenge + Why You Need to Drink More H2o
It has been a few weeks since my last Fit Friday post. Sorry guys! I have been traveling a lot lately, from Atlanta for Spring Break, and to KC 3 times in the last month! My diet has suffered + I haven't been working out consistently, but the good news is that I'm 168 pounds of sass! Okay enough with me, let's get into this Water Challenge + the benefits!
What the heck is a water challenge?
This month I partnered with Hay Queen for a Water Challenge! The Water Challenge rules are simple: Water is supposed to be your only beverage for the entire month! I have been 95% of the way loyal, but I have slipped up a few times. The purpose of the challenge is to increase health + keep everything in the body flowing. Follow @HayQueen on instagram for daily inspiration + read HayQueen.com for style, beauty, and girl talk!
Why drink water?
Water helps to clear skin + keep things flowing smoothly throughout the body! Studies say that women should drink at least 9 glasses of water per day and men should drink 13. Sounds like a ton more than the 8 cups that we were used to as children! Your body is 60% water and you lose some of that throughout each day, so it is IMPORTANT to stay hydrated! If you are physically active then you need to add 2 cups of water to the above totals! Thank you Mayo Clinic for the stats!
How do I work myself up to 9+ glasses of water per day?
If you're not a huge water drinker then add packets of green tea or lemon slices to your water! I haven't created any detoxifying water yet, but that is on my list of things to try along with toast topped with avocado + eggs! Drink a glass of water before, during, and after each meal! That will get you to 9 glasses per day. You should also be drinking water before, during, and after any strenuous activity!
Join Hay Queen and I with our Water Challenge! If you don't want to overcommit then commit to drinking water only along with eating regularly for 3 to 4 days per week! Water can't hurt you, so help yourself by drinking more of it!
Let's chat! Leave your answers to these questions below please or on my instagram page!
1. Do you have any healthy meal ideas for warmer weather?
2. How many glasses of water do you drink per day?
3. Do you own a reusable water bottle or disposable plastic water bottles?
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