Do you ever get so caught up in your work that you forget to eat/drink?
When I find myself with a block of time to work (because my 2-year-old is sleeping, with daddy, at grandma's house, etc.), I work doggedly and passionately. I know that my time is short so I just work, work, work...so that I can give my daughter my all when she wakes up or returns.
It's easy for me to "forget" to drink in those times...and, quite honestly, I have been known to forget throughout the day. I'm not really one to make New Years Resolutions (I prefer to set goals throughout the year), but - if I were going to - I would add "drink more water" to my list.
Water is, after all, a natural medicine. It is THE ultimate health drink. It clears the digestive system, boosts the metabolism, revitalizes the skin, inhibits dehydration, and more.
One simple way to keep hydrated is to carry a water bottle with you to work and/or around the house. You could keep track of the number of times you refill the bottle on paper...or you could purchase the new Intak BPA Free Hydration Bottle w/ Meter from Thermos. The rotating meter allows you to monitor your daily fluid intake so you don't have to wonder how much you drank at the end of the day. Available in four different colors, the bottle holds 24 oz and retails for $10.99.
So, how much water should you be drinking? You can go with the "8 rule" - eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. Or, another method is to divide your weight (in pounds) by two. The resulting number is the amount of ounces you need every day. So, if you weigh 135 pounds, you should drink around 68 ounces. Neither method is perfect, but those are good starting points, according to Mr. Google (a number of sources said the same thing).
YOUR TURN: How do you stay hydrated throughout the day?
WIN IT! One winner will receive an Intak BPA Free Hydration Bottle w/ Meter from Thermos ($10.99). To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Tuesday, January 13 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #197 Pamela White. Congratulations!