Each month the team at 99 Walks brings in an expert to lead a small flash challenge just for our members, to be completed in just one week. Each one is designed to improve your fitness, your wellness, your health, or your happiness.
Past challenges have included a no-sugar week, a gratitude week, and a change-one-thing week.
Join our august Flash Challenge: WATER WEEK
august 19-24, 2019
Everyone grab a glass of water because we have some drinking to do.
We think drinking enough water every day is so important we designed an entire week’s challenge around it.
This week’s challenge
You might be wondering, it’s just water so what’s the big deal? How hard can this challenge be? And why exactly is it so important?
Let’s break it down.
It’s a big deal because your body is primarily made up of water. Between 60-75% in fact. And that brain of yours? 73% water. That is a lot of water inside of you so staying properly hydrated is important to keep everything functioning properly.
Alright, there is lots of water in me. I’m listening. But, I do drink water already.
Answer this for us. Do you ever feel thirsty during the day? Do you sometimes get cranky or headaches and aren’t sure why? Is your urine a deep amber color? If you answer yes to any of those questions you aren’t drinking enough water. Drinking an occasional glass of water is one thing but drinking enough water to stay properly hydrated is another.
Which brings us to explaining why this challenge and why drinking enough water each day is crucial to your overall health and wellbeing. Here are just a few of the reasons.
Drinking water boosts your energy & improves your mood— With your brain consisting of 73% water, if you are dehydrated it effects your brain’s functions - including your mood and energy levels.
Drinking water regulates your body temperature — We sweat to keep our body cool during exercise and also when it’s hot out. We need to drink water to replenish the fluids lost while we sweat and drinking water will help bring keep our body temperature from continuing to rise.
Drinking water helps get rid of waste— Yup, we’re talking about your urine again. If we don’t drink water we can’t flush out the waste. And we really need to flush out waste. No one needs that bacteria hanging around longer than necessary inside of you.
Drinking water helps your joints, tissues and spinal cord — Water keeps everything hydrated, soft and lubricated which ultimately makes you feel better in your day-to-day. You want to feel good when you walk, right? Well, drinking enough water will help that to happen.