Summer is HERE (well pretty damn close!) and with temps reaching mid 30s already its super important to stay HYDRATED with H2O! There are so many benefits to downing water from hydration to keeping your hunger at bay. But apart from stating the obvious, there are some you may never of known or believed!
Remember growing up as a kid, every time you went to visit grandma she would fill your head with crazy myths like “Don’t go outside with wet hair or you will catch a cold” or “it’s bad luck to open an umbrella inside”. Well amongst all the crazy ‘old wives tales’ your grandma used to brain wash you with, somewhere along the way you probably heard that drinking cold water helps you burn calories. The reasoning behind this is your body has to work to warm the water up to your body temperature. Though this may seem like a silly myth grandma pulled out of her moth-ball scented cupboard, it is actually true. And while you probably won’t shed countless kilos and race out to buy the latest skinny jeans, just by drinking cold water you will definitely toss a few calories off your frame by consistently maintaining this habit.
Ok so now you are telling me you have sensitive teeth and can’t handle ice-cold water, or is that grandma projecting her issues onto you? Either way don’t fear, regardless of what temperature you prefer to drink your H2O, by drinking between 2 to 4 litres of water every day it will assist your metabolism and keep you functioning like a well-oiled machine! Now, besides building a cubby house next to the toilet, it may seem an easy way to increase your metabolism, but downing 8 to 12 glasses of water a day is no easy task. It is going to take planning (keep a water bottle with you at all times), determination (visualise those skinny jeans) and habit forming (repeat every day).
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