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Hey Julie — the most important part of hydration is consistency. It’s best to drink small amounts of water consistently throughout the day, rather than chugging it. My best tips are to designate a water cup and keep it with you at all times (next to the bed, at your desk, in the car during your commute etc). When water is available we tend to drink it more naturally, but the cup also serves as a visual cue that helps us remember to sip.

I’d also suggest tuning in to your body’s *actual* indicators for mild dehydration. The first signs of which are sleepiness, brain fog, and ability focusing! Think of water as brain fuel, and have a sip whenever you feel a little slump. If you feel thirsty you were already experiencing cognitive impairment of dehydration.

My daily routine consists of lemon water with sea salt in the morning, a green juice 3-4 times per week, a minimum of 80 ounces of water each day, along with 5-10 servings of plants each day (they’re an important part of hydration). And then just avoiding being sedentary. I aim to walk at least 10,000 steps each day, but also prioritize getting up from my desk at least once every 45-60 minutes just to move and stretch.

Ultimately optimum hydration is a combination of drinking water, eating water, and moving water (which includes exercise, but also things like massage, acupuncture, dry brushing etc.) and I try to prioritize all 3 aspects of hydration each day.

Hope that helps!

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