Goal #1: Drinking Enough Water


Goal #1: Water

 

Everybody knows that it is important to drink water. Still, many people do not drink the recommended amount of water each day. Health experts recommend drinking 64oz (8 cups) of water per day. At first glance, that might sound a little daunting. Before explaining how you can start drinking enough water, we would like to share the benefits.

Benefits:
- Get rid of headaches
- Boost immune system
- Boost energy
- Improve complexion
- Flush out toxins
- Prevent kidney stones
- Promote weight loss
- Relieve fatigue
- Relieve constipation

Problems caused by dehydration:
- Acne
- Bags under eyes
- Painful sunburns
- Migraines
- Kidney problems
- Muscle cramps
- Constipation
- Hypertension

While there are still many benefits that we didn't mention, the message is clear. Many health problems that we suffer from day to day could most likely be eased if we just drank enough water. To achieve this goal, here is our suggestion:

Instead of trying to drink 8 cups of 8oz of water, purchase a 32oz water bottle. This way you only have to fill it up twice to get the recommended amount of water. Also, set a time that you want to be done with your first 32oz. For example, if you work 9-5, you may want to set 12pm to have the 1st done and 5pm to have the 2nd. 

Goal #1- Part 2: Enhancing Your Water

Enhancing Your Water

While drinking water in itself is great for your health, there are various natural ingredients you can infuse into your water to received additional benefits. This post will first discuss what you can infuse in your water and secondly how to do so.

1. Lemon
- Boosts Immune System
- Regulate Blood Pressure
- Cleanses Liver
- Reduces Inflammation
- Aids in weight loss
- Reduce Joint pain and so on...

2. Cucumber
- Promotes healthy skin
- Ease nausea
- Aids in extra hydration
- Flushes out toxins
- Aids in weight loss

3. Mint
- Relieves nausea
- Freshens breath
- Clears up congestion
- Aids in allergy relief
- Promotes digestion
- Relieves from fatigue

So now that we know what to put in our water, what is the best way to get those healing properties from these ingredients? Well, it's quite easy!

First acquire the ingredients:
- 1/2 cucumber
- 2 lemons
- 10 to 12 mint leaves
- 3 liters of water

Second, put all the ingredients into a large jug or pitcher. Allow the ingredients to steep overnight in the refrigerator and enjoy freshly enhanced water first thing in the morning. Congratulations, you have just made a detox water that will aid in digestion, boost energy, and help you get your day off to a healthy start!

 

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