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Water Yourself

Water is essential for our bodies to function properly. It is in every cell, tissue, and organ. Staying properly hydrated helps our organs perform optimally, keeps detoxification systems working, aides with energy levels, helps our minds stay clear and the list goes on. It sounds easy - just drink water - there's little prep involved yet many of us find it difficult. But with a little planning, you can make drinking water a lasting habit.
Step 1: Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up. We need to replace what was lost while sleeping and it helps wake up the body.
Step 2: Carry a water bottle for easy access throughout the day and keep track of how much you are drinking.
Step 3: Drink a glass of water as soon as you start thinking about your next meal. This gives you about 30 minutes before you eat and may also help with portion control. Eventually, the first signs of hunger will trigger you to drink and a new habit will be in place.
Step 4: Drink during and after a workout. Especially after a good sweat, your body needs to replenish. Water helps keep energy levels up so have your water bottle ready!
Step 5: Water should be the drink of choice while eating out, which may also help save calories and money.
Step 6: Drink water instead of a snack. Hunger can actually be mild dehydration. If you snack out of boredom, drinking water can help break that habit.
Excuse me while I go get a glass of water!