Do not wait until you feel thirsty!

Increasing your water intake is arguably the simplest and most inexpensive way to improve your overall health and slow down the aging process.

Here are a few guidelines to help you stay hydrated:

  • Drink purified water containing minerals. Installing a 6-stage, under-the-sink reverse osmosis purification system is highly recommended.
  • Minimize consumption of bottled water. If necessary, please opt for high quality spring water.
  • Do not wait until you feel thirsty!
  • Forget the eight-glasses-a-day myth. Drink one-half of your body weight (pounds) in ounces of water daily. In other words, if you weigh 180 pounds, you should drink 90 ounces of water daily.
  • Soft drinks and beverages containing alcohol and caffeine do not count. They actually dehydrate your body. So, please drink additional ounces of water in proportion to intake of such drinks.
  • Refrain from drinking during a meal. Preferably, drink water on an empty stomach, 30 minutes before you eat.
  • Increase your water intake if you sweat excessively from fever or exercise.
  • Sip your water — do not guzzle. Drinking water slowly allows your cells time to absorb it and reduces how often you need to urinate.
  • Opt for room-temperature over cold or iced water, which is easier on your digestive system.
  • Minimize consumption of juices to 8-12oz fresh, cold-pressed, vegetable juice per day. If you opt for fruit juice, do not drink more juice than you would eat in actual fruits.
  • Consume a mineral-rich diet high in vegetables, fruits and nuts.
  • Infuse your water with positive energy- bless it and thank it. Also, attach positive words of affirmation to your water source (as suggested by the work of Masaru Emoto)
  • And last, install a carbon shower filter. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it absorbs water, including all of its contaminants, into your cells. The solid carbon block filter eliminates chlorine, chemicals and allergens from your shower water.
Ronit Mor, ND

Ronit Mor, ND

Ronit Mor, ND, is the founder of My Wellbeing Compass and Mor Wellness Concepts. As a naturopath and a clinical aromatherapist, her greatest passion is educating, empowering and inspiring people on their path to regaining optimal vitality and wellbeing. She is also an author, regularly contributes articles to different publications, and is a local and an international speaker. Clients seeking her out for health and wellness are interested in increasing energy and vitality, improving chronic conditions, shedding excess weight, and slowing down/reversing aging indications. She guides them on matters pertaining to nutrition, detoxification, plant medicine, stress management, and a variety of alternative healing modalities.