Over the next several days, I am going to be sharing some of my favorite tips and self-care ideas to help you get through this crazy time that we are going through. Today’s post includes a link to Amazon for some of my favorite products. I am an Amazon Affiliate and make a little money from every purchase.
What is today’s Quarantine Tip?
We always pass out water when you finish your massage or spa treatment at Fancy’s. There is more than just “flushing out toxins” (I’m not going to get on my soapbox today about toxins, but be prepared, it might happen one day LOL)
So why do we tell you to drink water?
#1 Did you know that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated? Yes we know we should be drinking eight 8 oz glasses of water a day, but do we really? Did you know that caffeine drinks are actually a dehydrator, so if you are drinking coffee or sodas then you need to actually consume more water? So we want to help you out by giving you a bottle of water.
#2 It helps to reduce soreness. Is it flushing lactic acid or toxins out? No! But it is helping your muscles to be hydrated. As relaxing as massages are, they are like a full-body workout. You need hydration.
#3 As an esthetician, I have to tell you it helps your skin!! Making sure you are hydrated will help reduce wrinkles and help get rid of pimples. Don’t you want to look younger, I know I do! Have you been drinking too many sodas, tea, or coffee while you have been home and noticed your face starting to break out? I will admit I have. I’ve got to get back to drinking my water.
So how much water should we drink?
There are so many different theories out there, but I like to follow the half your body weight in water… It sounds like a lot, but it really isn’t that bad. For me, I need to drink around 60 oz. I will admit I use to struggle to get any water in, I’m a former Dr. Pepperaholic. I’ve tried everything to help me drink more water, and this has been my favorite!
It is a 30 oz bottle so I only need to drink 2 and it has a built-in straw which I love. I carry it around with me everywhere.
Don’t like water
There are a few options you can add to your water. Brandon and I love both of them!
Brandon and I hope you are staying safe and staying at home to help flatten the curve so we can get back to massaging soon!!