Friday, April 19, 2013

The Foundation of Energy

Have you felt completely exhausted at three pm and had to hunt down coffee or a sugary snack to keep you going? 
Has this become a routine for you?

If so, you're not alone! Many of us hit a wall at some point in our day. Most of us know we're going to hit another wall after the caffeine and/or sugar wears off in a little later, but struggle with is how to stop this cycle.

The foundation of energy... Water! 

We are made of about seventy percent water! 
We can survive many days, even weeks without food, but not without water.

When you hit your wall at some point in the day, it generally means you've not had enough water up to that point. One way to combat this is to start drinking water as soon as you wake up. 

Drinking about eight to twelve ounces of water each morning as soon as you wake up will help wake you up. It also helps to re-hydrate your cells after they've been in a fasting all night.
I keep water next to my bed every night and the first thing I do in the morning is drink water. 
I'm not telling you to avoid caffeine all together, but try drinking a glass of water before your morning coffee. If you have more than one cup of caffeine during the day, try spacing them out and having some water in between.

One person recently told me she doesn't like having plain water all day. So, I suggested having something sweet in her water like fruit or my favorite, cucumbers . 

Drinking water throughout your day will help you to stay hydrated, increase your energy, will keep headaches down and will improve mental clarity. 
So what are you waiting for? 
Go get some water. <3 

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