Simple Changes Along the Way – Drink More Water

water glass with limeI like the idea of making simple changes to my lifestyle for healthy benefits. Juice Plus has such a campaign, which encourages those of us on a J+ regimen, to follow. Of course these simple changes are good for everybody.

One of the simplest changes is to drink more water. Unless you can’t easily get to a bathroom during the day, this challenge is easily met.   It’s a matter of habit.

I work from home, and I keep a glass of water on my desk (away from the computer keyboard). It’s easy for me to continuously drink, and I can keep my body hydrated. I am in the habit of reaching for my water glass throughout the day.

I like water, but if you don’t, add fruit wedges, such as lemons, limes, and oranges.  Acidic fruits like lemons and limes actually cause the body to be more alkaline, which means lowering inflammation.

Take Water With You Everywhere

I also take water with me in the car. It’s a habit I began when living in steamy central Florida. I have a number of insulated travel cups with covers that do the job of keeping my water nice and cool.

In the evening I have water next to me while watch TV. I bring a big glass of water with me into the bathroom when I take a shower. I’m always thirsty when I get out of the shower! Maybe it’s just a new habit I’ve created without trying, but it’s a good one.

Smoothies are big these days, and adding ice cubes to thicken a smoothie contributes to water intake. Whenever I make a healthy, Juice Plus Complete shake, I add a couple ice cubes.

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Juice Plus Chocolate Shake with Berries Added

There are many ways to incorporate simple healthy changes into a daily routine. The key (for me anyway) is to make changes that are easy to live with. Slowly, I’ve come around to being a healthier person, by avoiding certain foods and incorporating foods I need to stay well.  I set my Juice Plus capsules out on the counter each morning to make sure I take them when I eat during the day – swallowing pills is one more way to drink more water!

Each one of us can take stock of our bad habits and replace them with good habits. We are all at various stages, and ages.  I choose the simple changes that will benefit me most. And maybe I can improve upon them later on. Drinking more water is a start.

Read more about the One Simple Change challenge.

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