Self-Care: Hydrate (#28SelfCareHacks)

We all know that we should stay hydrated but to be honest, I didn’t realize how many benefits we receive from drinking enough water each day. If you are hungry, hungover, tired, constipated, depressed, unfocused, have a backache….drink more water! Drinking enough water is a really important part of self-care. Staying hydrated is an important habit of optimal health. To figure out how much water you should be drinking, a good rule of thumb is to take your weight in pounds and divide it by 2. That number is the total number of ounces of water you should be drinking each day.

Here are some benefits of drinking water:

  • Promotes healthy weight and weight management.

  • Flushes out toxins.

  • Relieves fatigue.

  • Helps with digestion.

  • Promotes healthy skin.

  • Has major effects on brain function and energy levels.

  • Helps regulate body temperature.

  • Prevents and treats headaches.

  • Kicks bad breath.

  • Prevents backaches, cramps and sprains.

  • Helps with hangovers.

  • Improves mood.

  • Boosts immune system.

  • Helps with regularity.