It seems to be a constant goal for the PN team to consume enough H2O – especially throughout the summer months. So we’re here to give you our best recommendations and tips for getting and staying hydrated!

How much should you be drinking? The general recommendation is to take your body weight [in pounds] and divide that number in two. That is how many ounces of water you should aim for each day. For example: Someone who weighs 150 lbs (divided by 2 is 75) should aim for 75 ounces of water a day. Keep in mind, this is a general recommendation! Many factors can play a role in water recommendations – activity level, pregnancy, breastfeeding, etc. so check in with your practitioner for a personalized goal amount!


What about bubbles? Man oh man, we LOVE bubbly water. Our best tip here is to drink bubbles as bonus liquid. So, when you figure out your goal amount of water (from the simple equation above) try to reach that counting still water only. Just remember bubbles=bonus!

Our best tips for tracking and achieving hydration goals:

  • Start the day off on the right foot. When you wake up, try to drink an entire glass of water right off the bat.
  • Have a glass or water bottle by you at all times – bonus points if it’s easy {and fun!} to drink out of. We have been loving the travel cups with straws!
  • Track it. Tally or check off boxes as you drink, set a reminder in your calendar, have an accountability (or competitive) friend.

Why is water important? Our body is made up of about 60% water aka a lot of water. Being hydrated [or dehydrated] has an impact on all of our major body functions, especially our:

  • immune system
  • metabolism and digestion
  • energy
  • skin

Bottom line: When you are dehydrated, our systems become sluggish. When you are hydrated think of everything flowing smoothly, systems are working, you are balanced. We’ll take more of that please!