Watering: Not just for house plants.

By Jamieson McCormack on August 10, 2015 , categorized in Active Living

Water. We all know drinking it is important. This wet stuff helps us remove waste, lubricate our joints and even regulate our body temperature! To say it is a jack of all trades inside your body would be an understatement. What I’m trying to say is, water is kind of a big deal. And making sure you’re hydrated is super simple too—just drink water! I know sometimes the simplest things can be the hardest to execute, so I have collected three easy habits you can start practicing today that’ll get you guzzling more and more of this life supporting liquid!

Awake? Hydrate:

This advice may be an oldie, but it sure is a goodie. First thing in the morning drink down a large glass of water. Before coffee, breakfast or your Saturday morning cartoons (okay, you can enjoy your water with your cartoons), you’ll get a jump on staying hydrated and stimulate your appetite for more water throughout your day.

Treat yo water:

If you’re not into plain ‘ol water, have fun with flavor by infusing your glass with whole foods, herbs and spices! Get your sour power on with a squeeze of lemon juice or make a midday mojito with some fresh berries and mint leaves. This is deliciously refreshing and will leave you craving more.

BYOB, always:

A reusable bottle is your hydration bestie. Out of sight really can be out of mind, so keep a full bottle with you and take sips all day long. Find one you like to carry around and that’ll store 500ml/16 fluid ounces, or more of the wet stuff. Trust me; you’ll be refilling that sucker quicker and quicker before you know it! You may even feel the urge to name your water bottle and I say go for it! It’s perfectly normal. I call mine Glinda.

BONUS TOP OFF:

We all let the hustle and bustle of our busy lives get the best of us from time to time. Though three things we’re guaranteed to do each day is wake up, eat and sleep. We can use these everyday occurrences to our advantage as habitual reminders for water! Have a glass first thing in the morning, 10 to 15 minutes before each meal and another right before bed. Just make the bedtime glass is a little smaller than your daytime water for… obvious reasons. And remember, building a healthy habit can take as long as breaking a bad habit. If you expect to be perfect, you will perfectly fail. Don’t worry if you drop the ball (or spill your cup) once in a while. It’s a great chance to work on your epic rebounding skillz.

P.S. Yes, you will also be using the washroom more. It’s unavoidable. Think of it as an opportune time to get caught up with #BestLifeProject on Instagram (don’t pretend like you wouldn’t).

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Jamieson McCormack

Jamieson Eileen is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist here in the Greater Vancouver Area. She has followed a vegan lifestyle for over 4 years and is passionate about plant-based living! No matter where you are starting from or how far you want to go, she knows everyone is capable of guiding their health towards the life they want! In her spare time, Jamieson performs on a local Vancouver comedy improv team, Off Key Improv. You may also spot her running mountain trails or taking bites of food larger than she can actually handle. Follow along with her and all her antics on Twitter or Instagram: @JamiesonEileen

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