One of the number one things people have to do to get lean, stay healthy, and live longer is drink water and mostly only water; yet it is also one of the number one things people struggle to make a habit. Watch my simple breakdown video of why you need water and how much you need below 👇🏼
God created human life with mostly water! Two-thirds of our entire body is made up of water. Water is so vital that you can survive about two to three weeks without food but you could only survive about two to three days without water.
Our muscles are 70% water and our bones are 22% water. Our skin, hair, organs, fat, marrow, brain, nervous system, are made up of water and NEED water to function optimally (Super Life, Olien).
“Inside our cells is where mineral salts, electrolytes, and water combine to create the electrical energy that fires up the mitochondria, the power plants of the cell.” (Super Life, page 45) *Read about mitochondria; everything we do starts here. Fried and died mitochondria means we are sick, fatigued, and worn out. Live and thriving mitochondria sparks life itself. But not without water!
Check out these benefits of water below:
Suppress appetite because it makes you feel full. Many times you think you’re hungry when really you are thirsty.
Burn more fat. Water helps flush out fat stores during a metabolizing process called lipolysis. The first step of this process is hydrolysis, which occurs when water molecules interact with triglycerides (fats) to create glycerol and fatty acids.
Detox your body and aid in digestion. Water helps your kidneys and other organs flush out toxins and waste, plus aids in eliminating waste 🧻.
Burn more calories. Drinking water has shown to increase your resting energy expenditure. That means you burn more calories even when you’re resting.
Enhances your workouts. “Water is essential to the body during exercise: It dissolves electrolytes—minerals that include sodium, potassium, and magnesium—and distributes them throughout the body, where their electrical energy triggers muscle contractions required for movement.” (John Hopkins)
Prevent disease. Water operates our immune system. Even modest cellular dehydration lowers the levels of germ fighting proteins in our saliva. (Super Life, Pg 46)
Sleep better and cleanse your brain. Our brain and nervous system are nearly all water (85% & 98%). If even a tiny bit dehydrated, you won’t relax or recover as well. At night, our brain goes through a detoxification cleansing process. Without the right quality and quantity of water, this process will not be nearly as effective. (Sleep Smarter, Shawn Stevenson)
Other bullet points about water:
General rule: Drink half your BODYWEIGHT in ounces of water each day. A 100lb person would drink 50oz of water. I’m not saying to get stuck on this exact measurement, but it gives you a visual of what to aim for. I tend to look at it as 16-32oz every 2-4 hr blocks throughout the day to keep it balanced.
Don’t forget to factor in things like excessive sweating from a strenuous workout or hot day! Also, don’t forget you also get water from fruit and veggies. Factor this in as well.
Start your morning with a full glass of water as soon as you wake up. Add lemon too! Water upon waking activates your brain and nervous system to get up and get moving. Lemon helps detox your body. Listen to my exact Morning routine here.
Avoid tap water. Drink purified water. “Not just chemicals, but even pharmaceutical drugs have been found contaminating our water.” (Your Longevity Blueprint, Pg 210). There are some really next level pointers about optimal water sources but that will take an entire blog in itself. Brita and Pur carbon filters are a great start to get rid of heavy metals, parasites, and pesticides. We are researching great purification systems to add to our home. We will let you know what we discover!
The first thing about life is that there must be water. No life has ever risen without water. The second thing about life is that water brings a certain form to the collection of atoms. The third thing about life is that this combination of water and form gives rise to unique qualities. (Cancer and the new biology of Water, Pg 35)
It sounds so simple: Drink Water and Mostly Only Water. But the results are profound.
In our culture especially, we have strayed away from the basics. It’s time to get back to them. Not only do they work, it’s how God designed us.
Don’t take my word for it. Try it for yourself today. And it may just be an absolute game-changer for you and everyone in your life.