When I goest out to eat, you are the sole beverage that is free
Thy transparent nature keeps headaches at bay
Thou art even more fun on a summer’s day
Move over Shakespeare, La Chica’s poetic muse is at play! I kid. But I am not kidding when I say you MUST find a way to make water a huge part of your day. Besides, who turns down free drinks?
Save Your Money: Water is Free
You can save $1-4 per restaurant meal by forgoing a fountain drink and grabbing a complimentary cup for water. Forget the bottled water. Bring your own water bottle; my personal fave is my camelbak. Each person in our family unit has their own. By traveling with our own bottles during errands and weekend activities, we ensure that we control our unplanned spending.
Sick? Keep Your System Hydrated
You know how Mr. Portokalos (The Greek Dad in My Big Fat Greek Wedding) uses windex as his cure-all? Well, that’s how you should use water. Keeping your body hydrated during a bout with illness can help flush out mucus, regulate your temperature, and protect your body against dehydration in the event of nausea and other tummy troubles. See more at LiveStrong.
Stop Drinking Your Calories
- One can of soda: 140 calories
- One 20 ounce bottle of soda: 220 calories
- VitaminWater 20z: 125 calories
- McDonald’s Sweet Tea: 230 calories
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Got A Headache? Drink Some Water
Did you know that you can get a headache from being dehydrated? Guard against headaches by ensuring that you keep your body. In addition to headaches, here are some other signs of dehydration:
- Sleepiness or tiredness
- Dry skin
With summer vacation on the horizon, I encourage all of you to become aware of these symptoms and keep your children well hydrated in the summer sun.
Hungry? Are You Sure You’re Not Thirsty?
Did you know that it is very difficult for your body to figure out whether you’re hungry or just thirsty? It turns out that the hypothalamus sends the same signal whether you’re hungry or thirsty. Don’t believe me? Check out this neato Psych 200 unit summary from San Fancisco State University.
Check this out: Drinking a glass of water before a meal helps you consume 75 calories less, on average, per meal. Go figure. No. Go water!
So You Say You Hate The Taste Of Water…
Here are some nice add-ins to jazz up your water intake:
- Citrus (Lemon, Lime, Oranges)
- Berries or Watermelon (crush them lightly and add to water)
Go on now! Go get that ice cold glass of water you’ve been thinking about since you started reading this post. You know you wanna! Don’t forget to learn more about TriWest’s Mission to Serve.
This is a sponsored post for SargesList.com – Trusted Military Classifieds. All research and content is my own.
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