It is basic economics. Very simply put, our body knows what to expect it will have in fluid currency to dole out to your organs, tissues, etc everyday-based on your habits.

What fluid is leftover, or not, will absolutely affect your bowel and bladder function. Constipation, urgency, frequency, and leakage can improve with healthier fluid habits.

It is the “highway” for the cars in the universe that is your body; the cars being anything you put in you-meds, nutrients from food and beverage. Keep your highway fluid, drink water consistently everyday. Drink enough that your pee is a light straw color yellow. If drinking 60-80 oz doesn’t seem to work for you, for whatever reason, then listen to your body use the pee color, as well as awareness, trick. We are creating YOUR healthy habit after all.
The lining of your bladder thins as you age. most everything we intake is acidic-water helps flush it all out. But, you must sip water throughout the day to keep things balanced and your bladder habit, and not irritated. So sip-don’t chug.

Make a realistic goal today knowing what your norm is now. Using your normal cup or bottle of choice-commit to drinking 1/2 cup or bottle more each day. Leave it on a counter or desk top and take a sip every time you see it.

Need more reasons to start, or refresh, this healthy habit today?

1. Water increases efficiency at work; it expands your attention span.
2. Water is a better pick me up than any other beverage in the world – and it has no side effects.
3. Water helps reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.
4. Water restores normal sleep rhythms.
5. The human body has no stored water to draw on during dehydration. This is why you must drink regularly and throughout the day.
6. Dehydration prevents sex hormone production – one of the primary causes of impotence and loss of libido.
7. Dehydration causes deposits of toxic sediments in the tissue spaces, joints, kidneys, liver, brain, and skin. Water will clear these deposits.
8. Water reduces the incidence of morning sickness in pregnancy.
9. Water integrates mind and body functions. It increases ability to realize goals and purpose.

Reference: “You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty!” By F. Batmanghelidj, MD

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