Nonnegotiable Rule #1: Drink Plenty of Water.
Many chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, cancer and depression are closely tied to lifestyle. These conditions can often be prevented, managed and even reversed by healthy habits and behaviors. Drinking plenty of water is essential to developing a healthy lifestyle.
Water helps flush wastes and toxins out of your system. Every time you swap in a glass of water for a soda, you help reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease and blood pressure. Water is involved in every function your body performs. It is the primary component of every cell in your body and all body fluids including: blood, lymph, saliva, cerebrospinal fluid, intestinal juices, gastric juices, and pancreatic juices.
Not a fan of ‘plain water’? Spice it up by adding sprigs of mint, slices of lemon, lime, or cucumber.