The Power of Drinking Water

09.06.19 |

Drinking eight glasses of water a day could be your gateway to a healthier, more vibrant life.

Every aspect of your life is built on habits. From how we fuel our bodies to how we interact with our loved ones, years of repeating the same habit loops forge automatic responses to the most common situations in our lives.

The journey to optimal wellbeing will mean learning how to think and behave differently in nearly all of these areas, but do not let that overwhelm you. Transformation is a gradual process, and our system carefully guides you each step of the way. When you first begin your journey, you should look to build Habits of Health that create positive ripples into other areas of your life. Walking more, sleeping better, and eating healthier fuelings are some of these core habits, but few are as easy to start and maintain as drinking enough water.

When you drink eight glasses of water a day (eight ounces a piece), you unlock the following rewards:

  • It’s calorie free, but it helps you feel full and satisfied, which can reduce cravings and feelings of hunger.
  • It keeps you from overeating. Studies have shown that when we feel hungry, some of the time our bodies are actually signalling for water.
  • It facilitates the removal of toxins, such as pesticides and preservatives, from your cells.
  • It prevents dehydration as your body eliminates excess salt and water from a diet full of too much processed food.
  • It minimizes or eliminates fatigue, lack of energy, headaches, and unclear thinking.
  • It speeds up metabolism. A recent study showed that drinking two eight-ounce glasses of cold water increased metabolic rate by 30 percent for 90 minutes.
  • It helps your liver convert fat to energy.
  • It compensates for the loss of glycogen stores as you lose weight.

All of that from a few glasses of water! With your body functioning more efficiently and with feelings of hunger reduced, you are more likely to see the results you desire in your health. 

Grab your water bottle. Keep it with you throughout your day. And use alarms on your phone or the reminders built into the Habits of Health App to help you make this a foundational habit in your life.