One thing I have started to do in the morning is to wake up and have several large glasses of water. I allow my body enough time to absorb the water even before I have my morning coffee! It took some getting use to but once I explored (and experienced) the benefits of drinking water first thing in the morning, it was enough for me to adopt this new practice!
Upon waking in the morning your body is dehydrated because it has gone 4-8 hours without ANY water!
The best thing to do when you first wake up is to not only be thankful that your feet hit the floor and your eyes opened but to drink several glasses of water!
You want to make sure that you are drinking non-flourinated water. If you have city water I suggest investing in a good water filter for both your drinking water and your shower water (your skin absorbs the fluoride and chlorine thats found in city or tap water...but thats a whole new blog post).
This is an old Japanese ritual that some refer to as Japanese water therapy. Seeing how our bodies are made up of roughly 75% water, all of our internal cellular and chemical functions use water. The benefits are endless but...I have to mention that too much water can kill you...so moderation people.
The benefits I've experienced since adopting this new habit have been:
1. Increased metabolism (which aids in healthy weight management)
2. Less brain fog
3. More energy
4. Clearer skin- YES!
If you are like how I use to be and think water is boring because it has no flavor, start adding lemon, mint, cucumber, a hint of salt or whatever else you wish to add to it! I like to have several mason jars full of cucumber/lemon water in my fridge at all times. Plus, that way I can track how many ounces of water Im consuming throughout my day.
I encourage you guys to give this a try! We all could use more water every day...and our bodies thrive off of it because we are made from it!
Love yourself enough to treat your body right...and to keep it hydrated!
All my love,
Hey all! Im Amanda! A believer, wife, mother and a Love Yourself Lifestyle coach. Welcome to my blog. Enjoy!