My need for more water has come to my attention lately. So – I have, in the last week or so, consumed about a gallon of water each day. Some benefits?

  • Fewer hours of required sleep. Since I have kicked up my water intake, I seem to be less fatigued than normal. This is something that I have desired for some time. I have thought that I would just have to accept my sleep requirement of 8 hours as genetic, and thus, a fact of life. Maybe this is not so. Time will tell.
  • A general feeling of greater well-being.
  • A sense of accomplishment for having achieved a goal – 128 ounces a day. Now to string this goal out into a long-term habit.

For those of you who say that you could never keep this kind of water consumption up (because you have things better to do than visit the bathroom all day)…I have read that after increasing your consumption for about 3-4 days, your body compensates, and visits to the restroom level off. My experience in the last week bears this out as the truth. A win-win situation!

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  1. My sister has a water bottle with a strap that she often trucks around with. A BPA-free nalgene bottle might become one of those things you never leave the house without, kinda like your keys…. oh… wait…


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