New You for the New Year!

New You for the New Year!!

July’s goal: Drink more water!

It might not be the same where you are, but where I live, July is often the hottest month of the year. Those high temperatures are hugely dehydrating. Not only that, but nearly half of Americans don’t drink enough water in the first place. Eeek!

I have mastered the art of staying hydrated, but it wasn’t easy. One of the best things I’ve done for myself is picked up a nice 32 oz water bottle. I do my best to finish a full bottle in the morning, and again in the evening.

If you’re one of those people who hates the taste of water (who are you?!), swap your sodas for flavored water, fruit-infused water, or herbal tea. If the water actually tastes bad out of your tap, you might have extra minerals in your water, which you can filter out with a faucet attachment.

You can eat your water, too. Cucumbers, king of the watery vegetables, are 96% water. Other fruits and vegetables with a high water content are celery, bell peppers, cantaloupe, and watermelon.

PSA: Don’t go insane on the water intake — it is possible to drink too much water, and it can be really bad for you.

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