I am not a water person in the slightest. Given a choice, it’s always pretty much anything but water: tea, coffee, pop, lemonade, beer, etc. I don’t know why, but I just really dislike drinking water. That said, I definitely understand the benefits of water and realize that my aversion needed to be “cured” in order to become a healthier person.
Just a few of the benefits of drinking water I found online:
- Transport nutrients and oxygen into cells
- Moisturizes the air in lungs
- Helps with metabolism and weight-loss
- Protects our vital organs
- Helps our organs to absorb nutrients better
- Regulates body temperature
- Protects and moisturizes our joints
So I made it one of my goals to go an entire week drinking the recommended amount (8 glasses) of water each day. I figured this would be long enough time that I would recognize the benefits and be willing to make it a permanent change.
I did notice a difference. Part of it could be attributed to the fact that I was just ending my 28 days of only one cup a coffee a day, but I definitely felt healthier. My skin didn’t seem as dry, I was in an overall better mood, and it seemed like work-out soreness decreased.
I’d love to say that I now religiously drink my 8 cups a day. Well, that’s not quite the case. That said, I am becoming a lot better at making sure I get 6-7 cups (a lot of times hitting the 8 cup mark). Compared to my 1 or 2 cups before, this is a definite improvement.
So, cheers to water, or aqua vitae!!