We’ve all heard it a million times before, but hydration really is key to a happy, healthy lifestyle. Seems obvious, but how many glasses of water have you had today? -gulp- Well, before you read on, let’s all take a big sip together and sit back and find new motivation to drink more H2O. While you consume water from a lot of different foods, they say you should be drinking half your weight in ounces of fresh water, but more if you live in a hot climate or exercise (that’s YOU!). That should be anywhere from 6-10+ glasses per day. Our bodyweight is made up of 60% water after all, so get after it! Here’s why we should all be drinking more water:

  1. Increases Energy (do you need all of that coffee…?)
  2. Boosts Metabolism (to be more “regular” if you know what we mean)
  3. Prevents Headaches (aint nobody got time for that)
  4. Helps with Physical Performance (start your workout well-hydrated & notice the differences)
  5. Helps Maintain Healthy Weight (because sometimes you’re just thirsty, not hungry)
  6. Improves Skin Condition (moisture, elasticity, wrinkle-free)
  7. Flushes Toxins Out (sweat it out. Literally.)
  8. Improves Heart Health (science says!)
  9. Promotes Better Moods (better body function, better mood)
  10. Boosts Immune System (flush out toxins, toughen your fight)

Is there anything so magical out there that can literally improve almost every aspect of your body? Nope. So here’s the deal. Drinking straight water can be boring, we get it. That’s why we love to add lemons, limes, cucumbers and fresh mint or basil to infuse our water and make it a little more exciting to down enough water on a daily basis. Purchasing a new water bottle to tote around like this one or this one also helps. Take your hydration seriously. Bring your fun new water bottle everywhere you go: to the office, to your workout, on your errands and even to the airport for travel. Let’s do this thing, H2O!