We all know we need to consume water daily. But how much is enough?
Mayo Clinic provides these general guidelines:
· About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids for men
· About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women
I recommend customizing the amount of water you need based on your specific lifestyle, more information on that here and a cool hydration calculator here.
The benefits of drinking enough water are myriad, and you can click here if you need a reminder, refresher or motivation on WHY you need to drink water.
I want to talk about how to make water more interesting, specifically - infusing water. At first I did just lemon. Lime made my lip corners red and painful. Then I discovered cucumber and mint – the rest is history - yummy history!
I started making pitchers of infused water and found myself drinking more that my recommended minimum amount just because it was so pretty and irresistible.
Now I change my infusion choices with the seasons and what is available at the farmer’s market. This link has creative, beautiful and tasty infusion recipes.
Taking it one step further, water infusions can also aid in ridding your body of toxins when you mix up a detox infusion. Here is more information on detoxing with water infusions.
Challenge: determine what your customized water intake needs are / read the benefits of getting enough water / choose an infusion recipe to start with / declare TODAY as THE day you will begin drinking enough water.
It really is that easy - bottoms up!