Money Saving Tip of the Day: Drink More Water
Not only does drinking plenty of water have great health benefits, water drinking has financial benefits, too. Drink a big glass of water before each meal, and not only will you digest it better, you won’t eat as much, saving on the food bill. You’ll also find yourself feeling a bit better as you begin to get adequately hydrated.
Water is free, easily accessible, and has MAJOR health benefits
Here are 5 Reasons to Drink More Water:
Water keeps your body running – it’s kind of like gasoline
Water helps regulate your body temperature, keeps your joints cushioned, protects your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues, and gets rid of waste through sweating, peeing, and the like, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It can help you lose weight
In a study published in the journal Obesity in 2010, adult dieters who drank a bottle of water before each meal for 12 weeks lost more weight than the dieters who didn’t drink the water beforehand. It makes you feel full, therefore you consume less food. It keeps the food you are eating “moving”.
It may prevent kidney disease
Consuming water can significantly lower your risk of chronic kidney disease and bladder issues. People who drink 8-10
glasses of water per day are less likely to suffer from kidney stones.
It can make you run faster—and safer
Last year I was training for a race and stopped drinking soda, (yikes, I love Diet Coke). Once I stopped I noticed that my breathing and energy level was actually much better than when I was drinking so much caffeine. I was able to run faster and farther It’s super important to be hydrated when you are exercising too! In a 2011 study, 14 runners completed two sets of laps—one in which they showed up hydrated and got water during breaks, and one in which they had to limit their fluid intake during the run and for 22 hours beforehand. When they were able to get their hydration on, the runners had faster times and lower gastrointestinal body temperatures and healthier heart rates after their run.
It can be a mood enhancer
Did you know that even if your are mildly dehydrated you are more likely to have headaches, fatigue, be in a bad mood, and have difficulty concentrating or relaxing.
Checkout this really cool bottle on Amazon that will track your water and pace your consumption. I think this is a great concept. I have also seen ladies who will put 8 thin bracelets on one arm then each time they drink a glass of water they move one to the other arm, then you can track how much water you have left to drink each day.
What do you to to make sure that you drink more water everyday?