Do you know how important it is to drink the right amount of water? Most people know it’s important, but do you do it? Do you actually drink a lot of water? Research indicates that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated, so if you do, you’re in the minority.
I thought June would be the perfect month to do a challenge involving drinking water! Summer is here and when the weather is hot it’s even more important to make sure you’re drinking adequate water.
Are you chronically dehydrated? You could be without even realizing it.
Here are some signs and symptoms of chronic dehydration:
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- acid-alkaline imbalance
- digestive disorders
- asthma and allergies
- skin disorders
- weight gain
- joint pain or stiffness
- bladder or kidney problems
- premature aging
- foggy memory
So many issues that can result in not being adequately hydrated! These are not things people would automatically assume are linked with how much water you’re drinking.
Most experts recommend 8, 8 ounce glasses of water a day, which is half a gallon. So why a gallon a day?
I’ve been researching what can happen when you drink a gallon of water a day, and have been amazed to hear some of the benefits of drinking this much water.
Check out what may happen if you drink a gallon of water each and every day:
- increased energy
- improved skin clarity
- metabolism boost
- weight loss
- improvement of skin conditions
- lightening of dark circles under eyes
- prevents overeating
- decrease in headaches
- regular bowel movements
- less bloating
I hope you’ll join me in the June challenge to drink a gallon of water every day for 30 days!
If you haven’t joined any the Happy Healthy Mama Healthy Year Challenges yet, this would be a great one to do!
This challenge not only is a way to challenge yourself to get healthier, there are PRIZES involved! Everyone who participates will have a chance to win a large LIFEFACTORY glass water bottle in your choice of colors. There will be two winners chosen from the pool of participants. Here’s what you have to do to enter:
The challenge runs from June 1-June 30th. Results must be emailed to me by Friday, July 1st in order to be eligible to win. I’m sorry, but only U.S. residents are eligible to win.
I’m excited to see what kind of health benefits I enjoy from this challenge, and excited to hear about yours, too!
If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below.
Survey of 3003 Americans, Nutrition Information Center, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (April 14, 1998).
McKinley, M. J., & Johnson, A. K. (2004). The physiological regulation of thirst and fluid intake. Physiology, 19(1), 1-6.