Happy New Year! I have a feeling that many of you have already started working on some new healthy resolutions this weekend (or maybe you are waiting to start them on Monday), so I wanted to make sure you start the year off right by drinking lots of water, too. Perhaps it should be one of the habits you work on for this month’s challenge?
Drinking water is not only a great way to “crowd-out” unhealthy beverages, like sugary drinks, caffeine, and alcohol, but it’s also KEY to supporting your kidneys, one of the body’s most important detox organs.
The kidneys are responsible for filtering our blood, to remove waste and excess fluid from the body. They are so important, we are born with two just in case one stops working! (Without them, we would die in a matter of days.) They’re basically your body’s “trash collectors.” The waste that your kidneys remove are transported to the bladder as urine, but they need plenty of water to keep the waste moving out. Without enough water, your blood will become concentrated and that can reduce the blood flow to your kidneys– slowing down and potentially damaging your natural detoxification process.
If that’s not reason enough to keep drinking water, keep in mind that drinking enough water can also keep your body’s hunger signals in-check. Sometimes we can mistake hunger for thirst, so be sure to drink plenty of water before reaching for an extra snack!
The easiest way to keep yourself hydrated, and your detoxification system running at its peak, is by keeping a glass of water nearby. I do this by always having my favorite glass water bottle on hand, and I’m super-excited that Mighty Nest is including this particular bottle in their January Fix. If you’re not familiar with the Mighty Fix, it’s a subscription service provided by Mighty Nest that helps you make gradual changes towards healthier living. For just $10 each month, Mighty Nest will send you an item that will help you make the transition to using more non-toxic items in your home.
I feel like I can’t say it enough– TRANSITION is key to creating lifestyle habits that stick! So, this “fix” is the perfect (and affordable!) way to try new things in your home, one month at a time. New Year’s resolutions are often broken, but this is such an easy way to make meaningful changes for your health year-round.
To help you get started, new MightyFix subscribers who use the code below will get a Lifefactory 12 oz screw cap glass water bottle, covered in a shatter-resistant silicone sleeve, for just $5 as their first FIX! (It’s normally $18 + $5.95 shipping.) To get this great offer, sign up for the MightyFix using the promo code DETOX2017 (automatically applied if you click the button below to sign up). That code will tell MightyNest to discount the MightyFix to $5 and to send the water bottle as your first month’s MightyFix. MightyNest has a limited number of water bottles available for this promotion so make sure you act quickly!
Note: Use this promo code DETOX2107 to sign up for the MightyFix— the discount code takes $5 off the $10 monthly price, and your first delivery will be this glass water bottle. (All bottles are orange like the one you see me using in the photo above.) I hope it helps inspire you to drink more water all year long!
Reader Feedback: What resolutions are YOU working on this year? I posted mine here, and plan on tracking it with my printable calendar today!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mighty Nest— a generous company that offers exclusively non-toxic products to make healthy living easier and donates a portion of each sale to local schools.