Today is so very basic. I imagine you can read through this post in a matter of seconds, or you might even be able to guess the exact information you will receive when you see the title….water and workouts, what you should know about this as you maneuver an inflammation-relief path.
Truth: water is your friend, as is movement. You need both in your life to continue to have prolonged health. There is something to that saying, “If you don’t move it, you lose it.” I say this with love, with the knowledge and experience of 7+ years of fitness as part of my lifestyle, and with continued practice in water consumption as a tool for inflammation resolution.
Water, drink it…at least HALF of your body weight in ounces(take whatever you weigh, and divide it by 2, then drink that number in OUNCES of water every single day). If that is too confusing, aim for a gallon. If that is too much, aim to drink MORE water than you drank yesterday. The goal here is to TRY. Water lubricates our joints and helps ALL (every single one!) of our organs function properly. Our body is water and needs water. DRINK IT.
Movement does NOT mean jumping around doing ridiculous cross-fit moves that are out of your current ability/experience range. It does mean MOVING your body, try to start with at least 15 minutes per day, and ideally work up to about 30 minutes per day. You can take a walk outdoors and get some of that natural vitamin D, soak up nature (which is going to be so helpful for your mind!), and free your distractions for a few minutes. Or, you can do a workout from home. Or, go to the gym. I truly do not care HOW you move, just move! (Stay tuned to the end of this post for some FREE workouts that I use!)
If you have followed me for more than five minutes, you know I am alllllll about the movement of our bodies and the ability to create strength and confidence through fitness. It is powerful, friend. I hope you hear this small fact and run with this idea.