It’s easy to continuously chase after weight-loss goals.
But instead of relentlessly following drastic, sometimes unattainable diets…
Why not make a single, SIMPLE change?
After all, research suggests this REFRESHING tip may have the BIGGEST impact on your waistline (in a good way!). And therefore, your health.
That’s especially true if you follow it consistently… over many years.
(If you have young grandchildren, you’ll want to listen up. Because the earlier a daily routine is established, the better.)
Early education is important
I am a big fan of water. I drink it all day, every day.
And I encourage anyone and everyone, across all ages, to do the same. (This is my refreshing tip!)
Indeed, many of life’s woes can be eliminated if you simply drink enough water. Constipation, fatigue, brain fog, and yes, even weight challenges.
In fact, a new study analyzed the link between weight and water intake in kids.
Researchers studied the health and drinking habits of nearly 1,250 children in low-income, ethnically diverse elementary schools.
For the study, water stations were placed throughout half of the schools. Signs were also displayed to explain why water is healthier than sugary drinks (like juice, soda, or flavored milk). And an assembly was held to highlight the benefits of proper hydration.
Well, much to the chagrin of Big Soda, the simple messaging—and easy access to water—worked…
These schools had significantly fewer overweight students.
After 15 months, obesity rates only increased by 0.3 percent in the intervention group—compared to a nearly 4 percent increase in the control group.
Make healthier choices
Now, it’s important to note that promoting water intake didn’t translate directly to weight loss.
Obviously, other lifestyle choices still come into play (like diet and exercise).
But trading that sugary soft drink for a tall, cold glass of water may help you reach your weight goals sooner—or maintaina healthy weight longer.
So, how much water do you need?
As a general rule of thumb, I recommend drinking half your body weight in ounces of water each day. So, a 160-pound person would need 80 ounces of water daily.
If you’re looking for a way to make this habit a little more fun—especially for your grandchildren—try adding a splash of flavor! Add some chunks of watermelon, strawberries, lemons, mint leaves, or even coconut water to the mix.
Your taste buds, waistline, and your health will all thank you, for years to come.
Until next time,
“Water, Water Everywhere Leads to Leaner Students.” Medscape, 04/25/2022. (medscape.com/viewarticle/972648)