Water is my secret weapon for a lot of things. Some days I’m like a fish and I just can’t get enough. Unfortunately that means I’m running to the washroom every 20 minutes. But besides the fact…I have found many benefits of drinking H20 and staying hydrated:
1. Immune System Boost
I swear that since I fell madly and deeply in love with water, I have never felt healthier. My immune system has been kicking some serious butt and I can’t remember the last time I had a cold. However, if I do happen to come down with something, my theory is – DRINK MORE WATER! I will seriously chug bottles on bottles of water in an effort to flush the virus out of my system.
Water is also known to help control calorie intake. While it doesn’t actually help you lose weight, it is a great substitution for sugar-high drinks like pop and juice. Something I always found interesting as well, is that water helps de-bloat. We might think the opposite, but the more water we drink, the more we are flushing our systems and regulating ourselves. Hurray for bowel movements!
3. Beautiful Skin
Perhaps water’s best kept secret is that it can make your skin look fantastic! Sorry guys, it won’t prevent wrinkles from forming, but it will prevent flakes and dry spots. It can also brighten complexions and help achieve that natural glow we’re all aiming for.
I also notice that my lips suffer if I don’t drink enough water. The minute my lips start to get dry, I know I need to up my water intake. I can’t rely solely on lip balm to save my kisser. I’m a huge lipstick fan, and there is nothing worse than having a colour settle into cracks, flake and dry my lips out even more.
Since I’m always drinking water, the bottle I use is just as important.
Devon recently gave me this water bottle from S’well. I’ve quickly fallen in love with this pink beauty. Oh my gosh it’s so pink! These water bottles can keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for 12. Even for the duration of a hot yoga class, the insides remain ice cold. They’re non-leaching, toxin-free and made of double-walled stainless steel to prevent condensation. They’re perfect for tossing into a purse without worrying about getting everything else wet.
They come in an array of great colours and textures. My water bottle is in a “Satin Finish” so the outside is quite smooth and the website calls this colour Bikini Pink. How friggen cute?! I was so in love with this sleek and chic water bottle that I felt Dev needed to have one too. His is a “Stone Finish” in a lime green colour the website calls Peridot.
These are on the pricier side, we got ours from Indigo for $37.00. But I honestly believe they are worth every penny! I kind of want one in every colour and finish.
There’s a line in the movie Coyote Ugly where the girls yell “HELL NO H20” as they spray everyone in the room.
Well I’ve come up with a new line:
“HELL YES HYDRATION’S BEST!”
Super corny I know…but hey, it works. Remember it and drink up!