Stay hydrated this winter!

I am a person who loves water. I drink a lot of water, a lot and especially in the summer when its hot.  But I find this time of year its really hard to drink water. I walk around with a 40 oz. HydroFlask with me at all times to make sure I drink. The past couple weeks though, have been a different story. I come home and it’s still full. Not good! It’s so much harder to drink when its cold out.

So, I just had a great massage today with Lisa and she said my muscles felt dehydrated.  Shocker! I know that because I haven’t been drinking as much as I normally do. My massage was pretty painful and I just had one three weeks ago. I go to massage once a month basically for maintenance as Lisa would call it.  

We had a good conversation. My resolution for this time of year is instead of filling my HydroFlask (totally worth the $40) up with ice, lemon and water I am going to try something different. I’m going to start doing luke warm water, perhaps a little bit warmer than room temperature. I will still put lemon in it, but also add a cinnamon stick, and apple cider vinegar…. kinda treat it as a tea (minus the bag) but more water based. I’m excited because I never really thought to do that! I think it’s going to really help me stay hydrated! Yay! 
So that’s what I am going to do, just wanted to share. I am going to start today! The recommended amount of water you need to consume a day is half of your body weight in ounces. So, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should be drinking at least 75 ounces of water per day.  Probably even a little bit more because with urination, digestion and sweating we lose fluids that needs to be replaced. So, the good rule of thumb is half your body weight in ounces.
Let me know if you guys start with the warm water and if it helps you stay hydrated on these freezing cold days! It makes sense, right?!? Because our bodies, in the colder months, want warmth, so I think this is going to do the trick! We will post back in a couple of weeks and see how everyone is doing, and please share too if you have any other tips! 
Thank you so much, and have a great day!