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Most of us know the importance of good hydration, especially in the scorching summer months in the South. But sometimes life gets in the way and we don’t keep up our daily drinking ritual. So here at Longevity, we want to focus on staying hydrated all summer long, and encourage our patients to do the same.


Download Our Water Tracker Journal to keep track of your progress this month! 


Have you drunk enough water today? 

Our bodies are made up of approximately 60% water. Every cell, tissue, and organ in our bodies relies on water to function correctly. Adequate fluid intake keeps our bodies’ systems running smoothly, supporting overall wellness and longevity. By drinking water regularly, we provide our systems with the essential fluid they need to maintain vitality and balance. 


The Endless Benefits of Good Hydration

It’s no secret that drinking sufficient water is one of our most basic and essential tools for looking and feeling our best. Benefits include: 

  • Improves skin tone⁠ and prevents acne
  • Prevents premature aging⁠
  • Promotes burn/wound healing⁠
  • Moisturizes skin⁠, tightening and preventing sagging
  • Maintains systemic pH balance ⁠
  • Regulates body temperature
  • Lubricates and cushions joints
  • Moves toxins and waste out of the body
  • Improves energy
  • Enhances cognitive clarity
  • Supports muscle function and athletic performance 
  • Reduces bloating and puffiness
  • Supports mood and emotional well-being
  • Supports optimal digestion 
  • Moves oxygen throughout the body
  • Supports lymph, liver, and kidney detox function
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Supports vitamin and mineral absorption 


Let’s Take This Challenge Together! 

The summer is the most important time to focus on replenishing our electrolytes with minerals and plenty of pure water. So this month, let’s set a goal of sipping half our body weight in ounces every day. For example, a 150-lb individual should sip 75 ounces of water a day. 


A Few Hydration Tips

  • Dress up your water. 

If regularly sipping water feels like a task, or it’s just not a part of your current routine, try adding a little pizzazz! Throwing in some fresh fruit like citrus or berries, vegetables like cucumbers, and herbs like mint are just a few examples of the ways you can make your water more flavorful and appealing. Simply adding some fresh lemon and a pinch of himalayan sea salt boosts the electrolyte properties of your water!

  • Make sipping consistent and convenient. 

Keeping a bottle of water with you at all times will make you more likely to drink it. Even if it means keeping multiple water bottles, strategically place them where you’ll easily see and access them throughout the day, such as your car, desk, and beside table. Another strategy to keep you consistent in your water drinking is to set alarms to go off throughout the day to prompt you to sip another glass. Before long, you won’t need to rely on a timer, as you form a regular drinking habit. 

  • Be mindful of caffeine. 

Sorry, but your morning coffee or 3 p.m. sweet tea doesn’t go toward your water goal! Caffeine is a mild diuretic, meaning it increases urine production, leading to the loss of fluids. Try to reduce your intake of these caffeinated beverages. Soda and energy drinks are not only high in caffeine, but also full of sugar and other ingredients that stall hydration and detoxification. 


Challenge Accepted: Are You In? 

We invite you to join our staff and patients as we take on this #LongevityWaterChallenge in the month of June. All month, we’ll be sharing fun facts,  tips, and reminders to keep your goal top of mind, so you can keep the habit going in the months and years ahead. We’ll also be doing a weekly giveaway for our participants via our social media accounts, so be sure to follow along and be part of the conversation on Instagram and Facebook. 


Sip Sip Hooray! 

This summer, we’re going to sip our way to a healthier and happier mind, body, and spirit. 


Download Our Water Tracker Journal to keep track of your progress this month!