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#DoIn52 Week 2: Drink More Water

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Do In 52 Week 2: Drink More WaterOk, I can feel you roll your eyes on this one. You’ve heard it all before, you should drink more water to be healthy, blah, blah, blah, right?

Well, it’s true. It’s true for you and for your family. You all really do need to drink more water.

Check this out…

Effects of Dehydration on the Body

Did you know that if you don’t drink enough water:

  • Your brain, which is 85% water, will “steal” it from other parts of your body and cause issues?
  • Your kidneys have a harder time removing toxins from your body?
  • Your heart has to work harder to get blood through your body?
  • You can become easily constipated?
  • You may be more prone to achey muscles and joints, and headaches and migraines?

These are just a few things that can happen if you are dehydrated. In fact, you or someone in your family may be in the process of dehydration and you may not even know it!

#DoIn52 Week 2: Replace Two of Your Daily Drinks with Water Instead

For week two of Do In 52, we want you to replace two of your regular drinks–coffee, tea, soft drinks … whatever–with a water instead. That’s every single day, start replacing two of your regular drinks–we don’t mean add two bottles of water and still drink seven diet drinks, we really mean REPLACE. (Yes, I’m talking to myself.) Just think, if you drink two of those 16.9 ounce bottled waters, you’ll be halfway to your water goal each day!

Don’t like water? No worries, we have some yummy suggestions for you. Please don’t pick up those flavored waters (that are full of sugar). Try these yummy water additions below. It will be a way to get the significant other and kids involved in this challenge with less … fight. And, it will keep the boredom out of plain water. (There, I think I’ve covered all the excuses, right?) (And, PS? If you already do this, good for you! Keep up the great work and get started on your family instead!)

Ways to Flavor Your Water

Add the following combinations to spruce up your water.

1. Lemon, lime and orange slices.

2. Cantaloupe and watermelon chunks.

3. Cherry and lime slices.

4. Papaya and mango chunks.

5. Cucumber slices, lemon slices and mint.

Honestly? You could add any combination of your favorite fruits or veggies and freshen up your water. (And, you have that yummy fruit leftover to eat when your water is gone!)

Get In on #DoIn52

It’s not too late to start! Each of our challenge prompts are made so that you can join at any time and start changing your family 2013!

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Along with being a contributor to PrimeParentsClub.com, Jacqueline Wilson is: Appalachia Advocate~Supporter of Women~Writer~Accidental Pit Bull Advocate. Founder and executive director of Monkey Do Project and co-author of 50 Shades of Frayed: What Happens When 'I Do' Becomes 'Not Tonight': A Humorous Mompilation.

2 Comments

  1. Christin

    January 7, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    We drink water ALL the time in our family. Every meal and in between. As a metabolism boost, I drink an eight ounce glass of ice water as soon as I get up in the morning as I eat breakfast. When I did a boot camp/nutrition class they recommended the water first thing in the morning b/c your body becomes dehydrated over night and the cold water helps rev up your system.

  2. Angela D.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:38 am

    My 4 year old is so much better about drinking water than I am. They have water with snack at preschool so she is used to having it. Every meal she asks for whatever drink she wants AND water. Then we just leave the cup of water on the table so she can get more whenever she wants.

    I have a hard time with water in the winter because I don’t want cold drinks. For me summer is a lot easier for remembering to drink water. I’ve got my glass sitting next to me now though – thanks for the reminder :-)

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