WATER – WATER – WATER! DO NOT FORGET TO DRINK WATER!
I know it sounds maybe silly, or might be something you don’t think you need to be reminded about, however – YOU DO! SO DO I, and I know what happens if you don’t drink enough water, especially on hot days.
Aside from the fact we are about 80% water, and we will DIE without it in days, we just get “too busy” to think about drinking water! Or it’s not tasty enough…or available easily. These are all what I call LAME excuses, and I have used a couple of them myself.
It is your life. What difference does it make if you manage your stress and still don’t pay attention to your water intake? Let me explain a few simple (and for many relevant) things that happen when you are dehydrated.
A lack of water puts pressure on and shrinks the brain. Tasks will take longer to finish effectively. Your metabolism slows down, and for anyone who wants to burn calories, this is not a good result.
If in the sun you can have sun-stroke or heat stroke. These are serious results and can be life-changing and even deadly! (Look these up sometime)
You can become disoriented and dizzy. Not good if watching a child or driving. You might suffer (self-induced) heart attack, urinary tract cancer, or kidney stones – a very painful problem.
You WILL look older. Water hydrates the skin. Without enough the skin becomes wrinkled and will loose it’s tone and delicate feel. I don’t think men care about that too much, but it is a problem for both genders as most people don’t want to look or get old.
This is just a tiny bit of what can happen to you if you DEPLETE YOU of enough water. Now a few things that may help.
Don’t be RIGID about water increase. Take it slowly if need be. ANY extra water is a plus for you. Be selfish about your health and well-being.
I used to “trick myself” – I would put water in a beautiful crystal wine glass and add a dash of fresh lemon, along with a small piece in the glass. (Rinse your lemons. No telling how much they have been handled.) I never had a hangover or got wasted with that “drink”.
Try ice, water, a dash of lemon and a sprinkle of cayenne. For a while I just set four 16 ounce bottles of water around the house and I drank them all day until I had them empty and lined up on the sink. I made a goal for myself. I rewarded myself too, but I love candy and if I kept that up I would have no teeth and weigh 800 pounds!
Sometimes I just got a glass, filled it and drank it down while remembering WHY I was drinking it. You just have to get in the habit of taking care of this if you want to save yourself lots of trouble down the road. The problems may not manifest immediately, but they will eventually!
I don’t want you to do all the things you may do for fitness, stress management, to educate yourself, or begin a beautiful relationship with hopes for the future, and SELF-INFLICT potentially deadly damage to yourself just because, as a friend used to say to me – “I don’t like water. It is tasteless.’
Do you like looking good, feeling good, being full of energy, and managing your life in a wonderful and positive rhythm? Well then, if this is not worth your energy to get in the habit of “watering yourself” you are not as intelligent and motivated as I think you are! Get on it!
That’s all because I have made myself extremely thirsty and need a drink of water – whoops – I have a cold bottle of water sitting right next to me! Good on me. Good on you too, now stop and get a drink of the nectar of God.
Please don’t forget to train your children to love water! Water is gold these days. Another important fact: if you don’t drink enough water your organs will start stealing from each other. If you don’t drink enough water your COLON and WASTE system will NOT work right!