Exhausted? Here's how good old H2O can help!
We all know we're supposed to drink more water. We read the articles that tell us our bodies are mostly made of water, and in order to function well, we have to make sure we stay hydrated.

Replenish fluids after exercise.

Drink more water on a hot day.

We know all of this, right?

But have you considered that the exhaustion, fatigue, irritability, and lack of concentration you experience could also be attributed to needing more water?

When we're tired, we tend to reach for that cup of coffee or candy bar for some quick energy. In last week's post, we talked about caffeine being a good source of quick energy. We also talked about how coffee's benefits are often short-lived. Sugar is the same way; it can pump you up for a minute until you come crashing down again.

Water gives every cell in our body energy to function the way it's designed to function. When that supply of water becomes depleted, our body has to work that much harder to keep itself going.

Dehydration can result in:

  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Sleepiness
  • Inability to focus
As moms, aren't these things that we all experience from time to time?

What if simply by drinking more water we could:

  • Increase our energy
  • Concentrate more fully
  • Stay awake throughout the day
  • Feel happier
  • Check off more of our to-do list each day
Don't get me wrong; you can't just drink a glass of water and instantly feel rejuvenated for hours.

Typically for mild dehydration, it takes your body a full 24 hours to rehydrate.

For moderation dehydration, your body could take a couple of days to return to its functional state.

If you are severely dehydrated, it might require medical attention for your body to fully rehydrate.

The typical rule of thumb that we all know well is to drink 8 glasses of water per day.

If that seems like a lot, remember that some of your water intake can come from some fruits and vegetables too!

It can help to gradually increase your water intake day-by-day. 

Next month, my team and I are going to challenge ourselves to drink water every day through the entire month of April, and by the end of the month, we'll all be drinking at least 8 glasses a day.
I'll have tips and recipes to help us throughout the challenge, and one of my team members is going to win a stainless steel water tumbler along with some other surprises to make drinking water more fun!
If you're already on my team, be on the look out for a sign-up coming soon.

If you're not yet on my team and would like info on how to join so you can be a part of our challenges and other fun, leave me a comment or send me a message!

And if you want some quick tips on how to boost your energy naturally, click here for my guide! 

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