Summer Hydration–Cooling frazzled bodies and so much more from the inside out!Happy Summer! I hope you have been making the most of the joyous expansive energy of summer. All our summer activity and socializing can leave us feeling a little worn down or frazzled. If that sounds like you or your loved ones…or if you want to prevent a summer meltdown, I have just the solution for you. It’s so simple you might not believe what a difference it makes. So I challenge you to take on this little experiment with your body. Even invite your whole family to join in for the experiment, because with more data you’ll know how helpful this little change is for everyone.
Body Experiment: Over the next 2 weeks, hydrate yourself from the inside out by drinking lots of water. How much water should you drink? I recommend people drink between half their body weight in ounces to 80 ounces of water each day.
So right now do a little math–take your body weight in pounds, divide it in half, and there you have it–your ideal ounces of water per day. That number may seem a little small or a little large depending on your weight and how much water you are used to drinking. That’s where the 80 ounces comes in. When all else fails, aim for 80 ounces of water per day.
Then do a little planning--look at what you drink out of and figure out how many of those you need and when you’re going to fit them in your schedule. For example: I have a water bottle at work and I aim to drink 3 of those while I’m at work, because that’s the easiest time for me to remember to drink water.
If you’re not used to drinking that much water, you may need to work your way up slowly. Start by getting more water early in the day because you’re body may take some time figuring where to send it, so you’ll probably need more trips to the restroom. Once your body adjusts and gets better at processing water, there will be less trips to the restroom. I promise.
If you find water boring add some cucumber slices to give you that spa experience. Fancy cucumber water tastes good and is extra cooling.
If you’re already pretty good at drinking water, experiment with being consistent throughout the day to see how stable it feels. Of course, you want to get most of your water in before 7 PM so you can rest well.
Keep yourself hydrated for a solid 2 weeks and see how you feel? Proper hydration:
- stabilizes moods
- helps you feel hungry only when you actually need food
- keeps your skin looking and feeling good
- supports healthy kidneys and digestion
- helps you detox and cool your whole body
- supports good circulation
- prevents headaches and foggy-headedness
- keeps your mouth and lips moist
- supports happy joints and muscles…
…And the list goes on. Try it out and let me know what benefits you notice!
P.S. In a couple weeks I’ll share another experiment about hydrating from the outside in!
Upcoming Events:Come join us at one of the upcoming state of mind workshops over the next 2 weeks. It’s the best way I know how to help you make healthy changes effortlessly. With a deeper understanding of how thinking, moods, and behavior work, it becomes easier to listen to your wisdom and reconnect with your true nature of wellbeing and resiliency.
Resiliency 101, The Art and Science of Thriving
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I believe in the power of this understanding so much that the first class is free for patients. And you can bring a friend for free, because learning blossoms among friends.
Christina Ness-Hawks, LAc