You’ve made it to the second week of the Living Juice 5-Week Detox Challenge. Just joining? No problem! This is your time and your challenge. Jump in now; pick it up later. It’s entirely up to you.
In week #1, you took the first step to creating a healthier, happier you, which was to introduce some form of exercise into your weekly routine.
As we inch closer to an invigorating fresh organic cold-pressed juice cleanse just weeks away, we want you to savour the changes your body is making as you develop habits that will help you maintain a healthy living lifestyle. Now that you’ve exerted all that energy working out, it’s time to replenish your body with the liquids it needs to reach optimal performance. Bottoms Up!
It’s a generally accepted rule that both men and women should drink around 2 litres of water per day. Depending on the size of your glass, that’s a lot of trips back and forth to the source. To make hydration become one of your healthy living habits, we’ve come up with 5 great ways to help you drink more water throughout the day:
Did you ever notice you eat more when food is put directly in front of you, whether you were hungry or not? The same idea can be applied to water. Try placing a refillable water bottle within arms reach on your work desk, making it easy to grab a sip between e-mails or phone calls. Using a refillable bottle also allows you to hydrate while you’re commuting to and from the office. Turn a convenience into a habit, in no time.
You’re busy. Adding another stressor onto your plate is not the best way to create a healthy habit. So, set yourself an alarm and forget about it. Try plugging in reminders to drink a glass of water 5 times a day. Soon, you won’t need the alarm and you’ll refill automatically to fill refreshed and revitalised throughout the day.
Keeping track of your accomplishments is a great way to keep yourself motivated. Try noting down on a post-it every time you have a glass of water. Once you drain that last cup of water, you’ll feel a sense of pride at having set out a goal, and reaching it.
Kill two birds, with one trip! Whether you enjoy large meals, or graze spontaneously throughout the day, try grabbing a glass of water every time you eat. Adding a small glass of water to your meal or snack can help you reach the 2 litres your body needs both quickly and effortlessly!
Did you know that our bodies can shed up to ½ a pound of water just overnight? Spread your water intake over the entire the day and quench your body when needed most. Build a habit of drinking one glass of water before bed, and one first thing in the morning. You’ll notice you feel re-energized and your body will thank you.