Drinking water is a critical part of maintaining an optimal level of health. However, many people, including myself, neglect to do so, because we are running around from one appointment to the next every day. I recently did some research and learned that it is recommended that you drink at least half of your body weight in ounces each day—ideally, your exact body weight. Therefore, if you weigh 200 pounds, you should be drinking 100 to 200 ounces of water each day. I was coming nowhere near to this.
Then, a few weeks ago, I had engineer-turned-wellness-expert Stephanie Cook as a guest on Session 22 of my podcast. She talked about the importance of drinking water and gave a great strategy for ensuring you do so. She said to drink from a large water bottle throughout the day, and every time the bottle is empty, to fill it up and put one rubber band on it. At the end of the day, you can see how much water you drank by counting the rubber bands. [Read more…]