So, we all know we are to supposed to drink water. I’m going to get up right now and get a glass. O.K., I’m back. Why is it so hard to get our recommended daily allowance of water? And what is that anyway? We are supposed to get 8 glasses of water a day, and a glass is 8 oz. But why is it so hard to do this one simple thing?
Our lifestyles are so busy that we often forget. That is one reason. So, we have to be intentional. Carry a water bottle with you when you are on the go. Have a glass of water on the table when you are on the computer or watching television. Another reason that we neglect water is that we would prefer to drink something else! Our tastes have shifted towards drinks that are not that healthy for us like sodas, energy drinks, coffees, etc. These things are loaded with calories and other substances that are not good for our bodies.
When we don’t get the recommended amount of water each day we set ourselves up for headaches. Maybe not migraines initially, but we put ourselves at risk for other triggers to build on that vulnerability. If you are already dehydrated, then you are vulnerable when another trigger comes along. What you want to do is build your defenses up as strong as you can. You can do this by eating right, getting enough sleep and getting enough water. You cannot eliminate all the triggers, but you do at least want to take control of the things you can. So drink up!