Drink Plenty of Water

glass of waterI have no idea if drinking eight glasses of water a day is necessary. For years that’s what we’ve been told but recent reports contradict this. I do know, however, that drinking “enough” water helps to keep my intestines running smoothly and not drinking “enough” water will cause me to get a headache. Plus, I know a couple of people who’ve suffered with kidney stones and that not drinking “enough” water contributes to this condition. And we all know that a serious lack of water, as in only a few days, can lead to death. Death!

Clearly, it’s important to drink enough water – whatever that amount is. My doctor suggested I drink more water, based on my recent bloodwork. She wrote it on the report they sent to me. I think it had to do with my creatinine serum which, I believe, is related to kidney function. I will have to remember to ask her about it the next time I see her.

So, I’m trying to establish the habit of drinking more water. Very simple, you’d think, but it’s harder than I thought it would be. If I’m not vigilant, before I know it, I’m trying to drink 2-3 glasses at the end of the day – meaning I’ll be getting up in the middle of the night.

I won’t be having bloodwork done for another 11 months or so. My goal is to make a habit of drinking more water, but I will be sure to drink lots of water in the days before my blook is drawn. I’ll be curious to see how it affects the numbers.

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