4 Reasons You Should Be Sipping Water Right Now & Delish Ways To Do It!
Sipping water regularly sounds like a no brainer, but as many as 75 percent of us are chronically dehydrated. Crazy, right? Turns out we often mistake our thirst for hunger and eat more than we really need. To stay well hydrated, aim to drink half your bodyweight in ounces of water throughout the day. Here are four more reasons to get your sip on!
You’ll have more energy
Fatigue is one of the first signs of dehydration. As a busy boss babe, your day is too full to miss out on that extra energy kick! Sip smart and you’ll power through those Booty Calls with a lil' extra pep in your step!
You’ll recover faster
We lose water when we sweat, so replacing fluids post exercise is crucial to restore balance, repair muscle tissue, and keep your system running smoothly. Drink an extra 8 oz. of water for every 30 minutes of exercise.
You’ll boost your mood
Mild dehydration (a loss of just 1 to 2 percent of your body weight as water) is enough to impair thinking and make you feel less than your best self, according to the Journal of Nutrition. Rehydrating throughout the day will clear your mind and keep you motivated!
H2O fills us up for zero calories — who doesn’t love that? People who drink just 2 glasses of water before a meal consume up to 90 fewer calories.
We get it — water is no rosé. But there are lots of ways to add healthy flavor to make your sips more exciting! Just fill a large pitcher with filtered water, slice up your fave fruit, veggies, or herbs, and add them to the pitcher. Allow the mixture to chill in the refrigerator overnight; this will give the flavors a chance to seep out into the water. Keep refrigerated and grab a glass anytime you need to hydrate!
These are a few of our favorite combos:
Cucumber & Strawberries & Lemons
Fresh Shaved Ginger & Lime Wedges
Blueberries & Lemons
Orange Slices & Mango Slices