Health To-Go, H2O Pro: The Benefits of Drinking Water

Jessika Vandivier                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Paw Print

What’s up ASU! I hope you are reading this today with some sore butts after last week’s challenge. I actually saw a lot of people around campus on the stairs.  Coincidence or not I am proud of my fellow Adams State students; challenge complete.

Coming to you this week with a fun drinking game that will help you avoid the classic college beer belly.

Don’t get too excited, I’m not talking about the kind of game one would play on Friday night. Our main beverage this week is going to be strait out of the tap. I’m talking about water.

Drinking water is so important for your body. Agua is a key ingredient to weight loss. If you don’t drink enough water then your body will store all of the excess H2O in your body, giving you that bloated look we all dread.

The deal is, if you properly hydrate throughout your entire day, the water will flush right out.

Now, health experts can’t seem to decide on how much water they want us to drink a day, but the most common answer is about two liters. Don’t freak out. This really is not that much at all. Together, two liters adds up to about eight cups.

The simplest way to incorporate this into your everyday routine is to simply drink two Nalgene bottles a day. How easy is that? Most of us probably drink that before noon.

However, if you are not a big fan of water this could be rather challenging for you. The benefits are totally worth it though. Lubricated joints, protected spinal cord, and waste management are all side effects of drinking water.

As an added bonus, once you start drinking enough water, your body will shed those extra pounds of water weight that it’s been holding on to.

If you think plain H2O is too boring to be your beverage of choice, add some fun to it. Berries, cucumber, lemon, and lime are all perfect solutions to spice up your drink. You will look classy and you have a snack when you run out of water. Definitely a win-win situation.

Another good tip to consider when you are drinking water is to drink at least one glass every morning. This gets your whole system going. According to, drinking agua first thing in the morning boosts your metabolism about twenty four percent, aiding in weight loss.

A couple of other ways to make sure you get your daily dose of water are to drink a glass with every meal and take a water bottle to every class.

Your challenge this week ASU is to drink water every chance you get. Trade in that pop and juice for some delicious hydration. You may have to take some extra potty breaks throughout the day, but your body will thank you for it by keeping you healthy and happy. Good luck and remember your eight glasses! is powered by WordPress µ | Spam prevention powered by Akismet