How To Energize Your Mind and Body With Water

“I am that person who hates drinking water…

But a few months ago, I began to suspect that chronic dehydration was the reason I continually felt tired and achy.

So, in an effort to overcompensate my way to better life habits, I decided to slosh through a feat known across the internet as the Water Gallon Challenge…

drinking a gallon per day for a month, with the promise of glowing skin and a lot more energy.

Given my taste sensitivities, I went the filtered route and brought with me a hoard of limes, cucumbers, and sea salt…

plus an emergency stash of electrolyte mix and a journal to track my energy, yoga performance, and bathroom breaks.

Here is what happened:”  writes Aleta Burchyski for her article in Outside.

But before you click on her article on the link below, let’s cover a few points.

In her article, you’ll notice she is pictured with a 5 gallon bottle, not a one gallon.  A gallon is our standard gallon of milk (like above).

One gallon is 16 cups of liquid which is TWICE as many cups as the normal advice of drinking 8 cups of water a day.

If you do a Google search on “Water Gallon Challenge,”  you’ll find people have posted pictures of plastic gallon milk containers being repurposed for drinking water plus a lot more information.

I roughly counted about 10 benefits that made Aleta’s life much better.

Of special note she is maintaining hydration at a level well above that before the challenge.

Additionally, there are any number of links in the article and the FAQ section which makes for a lot of good reading including making sure you do not drink too much water.

Please Click Here to go to the full article.


Note:  There are maintainers all over the world!  I like to look up an article’s location and see places I have never seen or been to before.

In this case Outside has offices in one of my most favorite cities that I have been to multiple time, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Wonderful place to visit.  Let’s go!  Please  Click Here to go to Santa Fe’s beautiful site.

Enjoy!  TK.  (05/06/20 – 20).


Journaling Jokes:

Water pouring photo by Charles “duck” Unitas, Unsplash.

Timothy Kirk

I’m Timothy Kirk, happily married over 40 years, have 3 grown sons and two funny doggies. I live in Oklahoma City and I like to play golf, work out, ride my electric bicycle around the outstanding local bike trails, travel around the country and help my wife out in her garden along with keeping my journal and blog.

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