June Habit of the Month: Hydrate!

We are all about creating and sustaining healthy habits here at StudiOne, and this can move far beyond the typical habits of exercise and healthy eating.  We want to share with y’all some of our favorite habits by encouraging you to join in with us over a monthly period. Our first habit, because of the rising temperatures and timely relevance in this summer-in-Oklahoma season, is to drink more water (or, if you do a good job of this already, continue to drink water).

The benefits of being properly hydrated are well-researched.  More energy, higher metabolism, headache relief, improved athletic performance and improved memory and brain performance are all major benefits of drinking plenty of water.  

The exact amount of water you’ll need each day is variable based on your body size, age and activity level but chances are you’re getting just enough or not even. We compiled some of our favorite tips for helping us stay hydrated all day long.

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  1. Drink a glass of water 30 minutes before each meal, and another during your meal, taking sips between bites.

  2. Invest in a water bottle to set on your desk or keep in your car or your house.  There are many varieties now that can keep you drink cold for hours and hours. Try to find one with a straw - studies have shown that the easier it is (like not having to remove a lid) to take a sip, the more water you will drink.

  3. If you’re out drinking adult beverages, have a glass of water between each beverage (you’ll thank us in the morning).

  4. Add some citrus fruit or berries to your water if you think the stuff on its own is too bland.

So whatcha think?  Y’all up for this challenge with us this month?  We’ll provide tips, reminders and check-ins as we go, let us know if you’re with us!