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Congratulations to Rhonda (Commenter #196) on winning this $50 giveaway!

I have always been aware of the great benefits of drinking water. A little known fact about me is that I actually went to college for a food and nutrition degree. Even though I didn’t pursue my career as a dietician, I have been able to put into practice how to cook for my family and provide healthy choices for them.  Drinking more water is a positive choice for all of us… well, maybe not my daughter who is still in those early stages of potty training, but I digress!

There are oodles of benefits to water and I can say that I am seeing a couple of benefits already. For me, my eyes don’t feel quite as dry as they used to. I also feel like I have a little more bounce in my step. More importantly, it is helping me get over the hump of midday snacking because I feel more full.

Here are few more positive benefits of drinking more water:

  • While water is not a miracle cure for anything, dehydration can make you feel drained and can cause all sorts of ailments from muscle aches to headaches. You can combat issues like these by drinking the recommended amount of water for your day.
  • Water might not make you lose weight, but it can help you feel fuller. My junk food loading has slowed down these past two weeks and I have been trying to reach for a glass of water instead of that cookie jar.
  • Drinking more water will help your skin look even better. By drinking my eight glasses of water, my skin doesn’t feel as dry anymore. Anything that can help my skin look better and still keep me on my frugal budget is a dream come true.

Crystal Light would like you to sign up for the Water Way Challenge is easy and will only take a few seconds. You can then use the site as a tool to track your hydration throughout the day. The bonus of signing up is that Crystal Light will be assisting those 900 million folks around the world who do not have access to clean water.

To help encourage discussion about hydration, I will be offering a fun giveaway of $50 to one lucky reader each day that I post about this challenge (four opportunities in all). To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment by 06/23 (Tuesday) at 8PM EST and tell me one benefit you notice from staying hydrated?

Would you like additional entries? For each item completed, you can post one additional entry below:

1.       Enter the $250 Divine Caroline Giveaway and come back here to let me know you have entered.

2.      Subscribe to my blogs, (pick one or subscribe to all three) then leave a comment letting me know you have with. If you are already subscribed, just let me know with your additional entry.

3.      Follow me on Twitter (@momadvice)  and let me know you are my latest and greatest friend!

Photo Credit: Rob Wakerfield

(Please note that this post has been sponsored by Crystal Light. We are happy to be working with the company and sharing the message about hydration and giving others access to clean water through this sponsorship)



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    By staying hydrated, I can perform my job in extreme weather. Cool refreshments on a hot day provide me with the fuel I need to accomplish anything in mymale dominated occupation.

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    I have suffered heat exhaustion from not drinking enough water. Now, i am very alert to the need of keeping hydrated!

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    When I drink enough water, I notice that my skin doesn’t break out as often and my focus and attention span is far longer!

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    When I drink enough water, I notice that my skin doesn’t break out as often and my focus and attention span is far longer!

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    I drink plain tap water & use a Brita filter. Saves my family money and my skin looks much better.

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    I have a bladder disease, Interstitial Cystitis(IC),so drinking water is essential for me. Not only does water help keep me hydrated and flush out toxins, it also helps to keep my bladder less acidic.

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    I definitely have more energy when I drink lots of water each day … and I kind of get more exercise too since I’m running to the bathroom more when I drink more :-p

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    here in the southwest you go nowhere especially in the summer without a bottle of water preferably ice water

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    I’m a runner so drinking water is a must. It helps me stay cool and regulates my body temperature.

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    The biggest benefit I see in staying hydrated, is how much cleaner I feel. I was never a major water drinker, but my fiance is in the Marine Corps and constantly has to stay hydrated. He can chug a bottle of water in nothing flat, and he has been teaching me how to stay better hydrated, too. I always knew the benefits of drinking water, but never realized how much “cleaner” and more “pure” it made me feel, like my body was just light and clean. I love it!

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    When I stay hydrated my son eats better!

    I am breastfeeding my 4 month old and drinking enough is a necessity…I have more milk and my body doesn’t literally get drained dry when he nurses. It is very important for both me and him to get plenty of water every day!

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    The more regularly I drink water, the more my skin stays hydrated. I can really notice a difference, especially in the heat of summer.

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    I’ve always heard that the reason we don’t feel well as we get older is because we are dehydrated. We actually “rust” from the inside out. I make sure our family drinks plenty of water enriched with trace minerals! Keeps our body alkaline, not acidic!

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    (Staying off the soft drinks) and I don’t feel as though I am sweating sugar in this hot weather!

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    I’ve noticed that my skin is clearer. When I hit my 30′s, I acquired a nuisance called adult acne. Drinking more water consistently has really helped clear and clarify my skin!

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    The one benifit from staying hydrated for me is my beautifully healthy children. Staying hydrated is very important to us, they are 10 and 12. Both girls with beautiful skin and healthy muscles and bodies. Water is a huge part of our lives!

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    I love the way my skin looks and feels when I keep hydrated. I can really feel it from the inside out!

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    I love how water takes the noticability of the broken capilaries off of the sides of my nose. The more i drink the better my skin is!

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    I drink water all the time & it helps me feel more energized by doing so. I try to instill this to my 3 boys also by not allowing them much juice except for breakfast.

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    Drinking lots of water helps me curb my appetite. If my tummy is full of water, I don’t eat as many treats!

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    Learned that water weight is actually helped by drinking more water. FYI and blood pressure as well..

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    Besides the health benefits of drinking water for myself…it is more important to me to set a good example for my kids.
    My son is now old enough to tell me that he loves water…I tell him that water loves him too. :)

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    I definitely have more energy for my workouts when I drink water before and during my exercise class.

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