Water consumption

May 11, 2016 Comments Off on Water consumption


Did you know water makes up about 60% of your body weight?  Water is key to keep us functioning.  Water flushes toxins out of your vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells, and provides a moist environment for your ear, nose and throat!

Lack of water can lead to dehydration, which can drain your energy and make you tired.  When you are outside in the summer enjoying a hot and sunny day, do you find yourself drained and exhausted from being out in the sun?  More likely than not, the answer is yes.  Replacing the water lost is important, especially in the summer.

Think about all the ways you lose water through the day.  I’m sure your thinking of the most common ones, perspiration, and urine.  What about breath, crying (hopefully not everyday), and bowel movements.  For your body to preform properly you must replenish its water supply.

Fluid intake of 13 cups for men and 9 cups for women is suggested by the Mayo Clinic – more if you are exercising or live in a hot climate.

How do you make sure you get enough water in throughout the day?  

Liquids in general have always been a challenge for me.  When I do drink something, traditionally it is water.  It is easy for me to have several glasses of water when we are sitting down at a restaurant.  I always ask for lemon slices as squeezing lemon into water adds a nice flavor as well as provides other health benefits.  Let’s face it, I don’t live at a restaurant so I have had to find ways at home, or when I am on the go to make sure I am getting my water in.  


I try to keep our refrigerator stocked with smartwater bottles.  I love the sport top kind.  Don’t worry, we recycle all the bottles!  You will find bottles in every room throughout our house.  At the end of the day, I take all the empty bottles to the garage and place them in our recycling bin.  Having these ready to drink in our refrigerator holds me accountable to making sure I am getting the proper amount of water in each and everyday.  Do you drink bottled water?


When I am away from home, I grab my S’well bottle.  These bottles are simply the best at keeping liquids cold or hot.  They are able to keep liquids cold up to 24 hours, hot for 12.  This bottle helped me get through the cold winter months.  There were plenty of times I would get busy and wouldn’t have the chance to drink my hot water or tea right away.  Several hours later I finally got the chance to enjoy it, and it was still hot.  On the other side of things, nothing is worse then grabbing your bottle on a hot sunny day and drinking warm water.  This bottle makes sure this doesn’t happen to you.  S’well bottles are made out of stainless steel which is perfect to use with my Young Living essential oils.  I am a lemon lover, and add lemon essential oil when I have the chance.  If you haven’t checked out S’well bottles, you really should. FullSizeRender-2

Mine was gifted to me, and I love it!  I am looking to add another one into my life soon.  You can never have enough bottles, right?


Glass bottles are perfect to add Young Living Essential Oils to as well as fruits and vegetables.  The clear bottle is a instant conversation starter as people are intrigued by what you put in your water.  Infusing your water with fruits and vegetables is a great way to add flavor to your water naturally.  It also looks so pretty!  That also means you have to have fruits and vegetables available to wash, cut, and slice to put in your water.  Adding essential oils from Young Living Vitality line is a perfect way to add some flavor to your water while incorporating the added health benefits.  I take my Young Living water bottle when I know I will be able to drink my water fast.  My Lululemon water bottle is glass with a protective grip on the outside incase I drop it.  A gym bag must have!

Hopefully I gave you some ideas on how to get your water in each and everyday.  What bottle will you be using to drink out of?  What oil will you be using to add flavor?