It’s that time of year to sit down and start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. Will you vow to be more productive or motivated when it comes to your career or will you determine that 2021 is the year for you to finally get healthy? Most people choose to start a diet or begin a physical fitness program when the new year starts. If you are one of them, here are some ways that clean water can help you keep your health resolutions.
Resolution: Lose weight
It should come as no surprise that drinking clean water throughout the day can help a person lose weight. For one, water can create a full sensation in your stomach, leaving less room for high-calorie foods. Second, drinking at least eight glasses of water a day can help flush your body of fats and toxins that might hinder your weight loss goals. Nutritionists recommend drinking a full glass of water every time you think you are hungry. When you don’t drink enough water, often you may think you are hungry but in reality, you are thirsty. Instead of grabbing that high-calorie bag of chips or that sugary snack cake, fill your water bottle full of fresh, clean water instead. Fun fact: if you replace one sugary soda or drink each day with a glass of water, studies have shown you can lose an average of 15 pounds in one year.
Resolution: Improve my focus
The human brain is made up of 75% water so it stands to reason that a person wanting to improve their ability to focus or solve problems would need to drink enough water to keep their brain firing on all cylinders. Drinking clean water throughout the day not only keeps you well hydrated and aids brain function, but it also delivers nutrients to your brain and removes toxins. One of the biggest complaints the medical community has is that people don’t drink enough water. Too often we walk around dehydrated, which impairs us in ways we haven’t even discovered yet.
Resolution: Get better quality sleep
Drinking clean water throughout the day can help you have a better night’s sleep. On average, our bodies need at least eight hours of sleep a night to function properly. People who don’t drink enough water each day can have bad dreams causing interrupted sleep or they end up with painful muscle cramps at night when they are trying to sleep. Our bodies also lose water while we sleep, just by us breathing! So be sure to drink water before bed and when you wake up.
Resolution: Exercise more
Many people vow they will exercise more in the new year. It is that resolution that fuels the fitness craze every January. People sign up for gym memberships or buy an annual pass to their local recreation center in the hopes that a financial commitment will motivate them to get fit in the new year. If you are exercising more, it is important to drink enough water while you are doing it. Dehydration can damage your muscles and slow down your metabolism. People who don’t drink enough water get tired very easily. That’s when they turn to high-calorie snacks or caffeinated beverages to help boost themselves up. That is counterproductive.
Doctors recommend that people who are planning to exercise should drink about 20 ounces of water before they get started. While they are exercising, people should drink about 10 ounces of water every 10 to 20 minutes so they maintain hydration. Exercise causes us to sweat a lot, so you must replace those lost fluids with clean water throughout your exercise regimen. Not drinking enough water can also affect muscle soreness during and after exercise. Set yourself up for success by drinking plenty of clean water before and during your workout.
At Kinetico Water Systems of Southwest Florida, we can help you get the clean drinking water you’ve always dreamed about. The Kinetico K5 Drinking Water Station is a wonderful gift to give yourself. Using reverse osmosis and a series of filters, your home’s drinking water can be stripped of the chemicals, dissolved solids, heavy metals, and bacteria that could make it smell and taste terrible. And while there is an upfront cost to installing a water filtration system in your home, you do save money in the long run by not having to buy expensive coffee or bottled water.
Call us today and let Kinetico Water Systems help you keep your 2021 New Year’s Resolutions. We can’t make you eat better or exercise, but we can help you get the cleanest, purest tasting water available right from your tap.