If you’re a person who needs to rev up the engine mid-day because you’re losing energy, I want you to think about why that drop in energy happens. Is it stemming from a restless night, too much stress, or not eating/drinking enough? Maybe it’s a mix of some stressors. However, I’m a firm believer that a lot of our symptoms can subside if we are properly hydrated throughout the day. That’s not to say that it will be the”miracle pill” for other challenges we experience, but it is suspected that dehydration can create discomfort in our body. If the body’s water content drops as little as 2% early signs of dehydration occur. The most common one is fatigue. A 10% drop can cause digestive, cardiovascular, immune, and musculoskeletal problems. Let me help you get hydrated the right way!
- Fill a reusable water with filtered water to sip throughout the morning.
- Drink warm water with lemon and sea salt upon rising to increase your electrolyte and mineral absorption.
- Bonus: eat a nutrient dense meal (quality protein, unrefined carb, healthy fat) for breakfast before having coffee. Having coffee on an empty stomach can damage our gut and cause our blood sugar to become unregulated.
- Gather fresh ingredients to add to your water. You can include fresh fruit and herbs. Not only will this make your water taste good, it will provide you more nutrients and minerals to help satisfy your thirst
- Coconut water is a great thirst quencher for after a workout or for a pick me up in the afternoon.
- Do not chug water during meals. This can deplete your stomach acid which can lead to bloating and discomfort. We need sufficient levels of stomach acid to help digest and disinfect the food we are ingesting.
- Bonus: engage in any form of movement to maintain energy levels
- Wind down with a cup of herbal tea. I love chamomile and ginger!
- Bonus: stretch before getting into bed to begin resetting and recharging for the next day.