Daily Challenge Friday Mar. 11, 2011

Everyday Well-Being

Drink a glass of water before you get thirsty.

How to do it

Drink a full glass of water today before you feel parched. Take this a step further and carry a reusable water bottle (preferably a metal or plastic BPA-free one) with you at all times, so you can take swigs of H20 throughout the day.

Why it matters

Thirst means that your body is already dehydrated (doesn't have enough fluid). Dehydration can lead to fatigue, muscle weakness, headaches, poor mental performance, and anxiety. It can also lead to food cravings because your body tries to extract water from food when it's not properly hydrated. Drinking water before you feel thirsty ensures that your body has the water it needs, so you can be at your physical and mental best.

Fun fact

The average adult loses over 10 cups (close to 2.5 liters) of water per day from normal functions like sweating, breathing, and eliminating waste.


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