After so many years of being beaten over the head with advice on drinking more water, I was completely surprised by this article "Drinking six to eight cups of water called 'nonsense' in editorial
." If you drink eight cups of water, you may be interested in reading this. I'd never heard of hyponatremia (low sodium levels in the blood) before. Anyway, I drink a daily cup of green or brown tea and enjoy an occasional cup of iced coffee, but I still have an issue with drinking a bunch of water. It's so much easier to do while exercising than it is just sitting in a newsroom or flopping down on my couch. My colleague Barbara Mahany
helped me out with suggestions like adding lemon (I use lemon juice) to make it a little more tasty. Her "feeding hungry jocks
" article definitely made me more enthused about drinking a few glasses of it.It's been around 100 degrees all this week, and because I'm hard-headed and completely ignore newscasters, I've spent everyday this week either jogging or walking my regular four miles in parks. It's therapeutic and gets my mind off of any type of stress. (I ended up sitting under a tree for an hour because I was so hot, but it was still a stress reliever.) And guess what? It makes me drink water. Exercise = wanting to drink water, not too much, just enough.