Were you guessing some obscure vitamin or mineral?! Most of my clients are shocked to hear that one of the most common nutrient deficiencies is WATER! If you’re anything like me, getting enough water in during a typical busy day can be a struggle. The great news is it’s an easy fix that doesn’t take a huge budget, lifestyle, or time commitment. Keep reading for some symptoms to look out for and some actionable items for optimal hydration.

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Not sure if you need more water during your day? Here are some signs that you may be dehydrated.

  • Fatigue

  • Headaches

  • Anxiety

  • Cramps

  • Irritability

  • Cravings

  • Joint Pain

  • Migraines

  • Constipation

Real Talk: These symptoms don’t always mean that you’re dehydrated, BUT a good first step is a glass of water. From here you can reassess and determine if more steps are needed. Now…if we’re going to put the time into drinking more water, let’s dial it in!

  • Filtered or spring water is best. Find a fresh water spring near you here. I love our Berkey water filtration device. Ours is equipped with the black and fluoride filters. I also have colleagues that like the GOpure.

  • Aim for half your body weight in ounces per day. This is very bioindividual, so play around with it. Find what your body needs depending on details like time of year, activity level, caffeine consumption, etc.

  • Sip, don’t chug your water. Give your body time to absorb, not expel. if you find you’re peeing all. the. time., please slow down!

  • Set a water timer. It’s so easy to get distracted with life and forget to drink your water. Totally guilty of this! I’ve found that this is the trigger I need to actually drink enough water for my body.

Remember marvelous humans, we’re basically sacks of water walking around this space rock, so make sure you’re loving up on your body and give it the nutrients it needs. Starting with water!

I’d love to know if you add one of these action items into your day, so please leave a comment and keep me updated.

Stay awesome,