TIPS FOR DRINKING MORE (WATER) EVERYDAY

TIPS FOR DRINKING MORE (WATER) EVERYDAY

It is recommended to drink about 2 liters of water daily to stay healthy and especially to stay hydrated. But consuming this amount of water per day still does not seem obvious to some people. The reasons remain diverse and varied (a busy schedule, something else to drink: like coffee or cocktails and the fear of having to spend half the day in the toilet). However, it should be remembered that drinking water throughout the day allows you to: cleanse the body while eliminating toxins, regulate your satiety, maintain the volume of blood in the body, regulate body temperature, facilitate intestinal transit…

Did you know that the human body is constantly losing water? and that it is evaporated during physical efforts or eliminated with metabolic waste. In order not to be dehydrated, we must renew our internal stock throughout the daytime. In any case, poor hydration can lead to migraines and headaches, eye pain, decreased vision, back pain, constipation, sleep disturbances, mood swings, fatigue, muscle aches … so before you rush on medications objectively ask yourself these questions: what about my diet and my hydration? Many daily inconveniences are linked to it and small changes can change your life. So I’m giving you some tips to help you drink more (water) every day.

1. DRINK A LARGE GLASS OF WATER WHEN YOU WAKE UP AND AT BED

This is a ritual that I do myself daily, it is for this reason that there is always a bottle of water at the bedside of my bed. It only takes a moment and allows you to start or end the day in style. Drinking water when you wake up helps to rebalance the body’s hydration leveland boost the metabolism. And it is even more effective when you consume hot water on an empty stomach: it eliminates toxins and burns calories effortlessly.

2. FLAVOR YOUR WATER

If you want to vary the pleasures or If you find the water a little bland, try tointegrate different flavors into your water: Lemon, oranges, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, mint, basil, lavender, cucumber, watermelon, ice cubes… there are fragrances for all tastes.

Do not throw yourself onflavored waters… These are often too sweet. If you can’t live without them, then choose them without sugar.

3. DON’T WAIT TO GET THIRSTY

Thirst is your body’s warning signal. When this sensation arises, the body is already dehydrated,it’s almost already a little late and suddenly you can feel tired. So don’t wait to feel thirsty to get you a glass of water. Take a bottle of water with you everywhere and drink regularly to avoid this feeling.

4. USE AN APP

There are many free apps likeWaterlogged or Daily Water that can help you track and analyze your daily water intake. And send you reminders. You will see, it is a matter of getting used to it, then it rolls.

5. EAT MOISTURIZING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Be aware that water is not the only way to stay hydrated!Foods with high watercontent like cucumber,thelettuce,the celery, the radish, watermelon, the tomato, spinach, peppers, strawberries, broccoli, zucchini and other raw fruits and vegetables can contribute to your daily water intake. Do not hesitate to include them in your meals.

And you ? Do you have trouble drinking water during the day or is it a reflex?

5 THINGS TO DO INSTEAD OF SCROLLING YOUR PHONE

5 THINGS TO DO INSTEAD OF SCROLLING YOUR PHONE

Hello, I hope you are doing well at the start of the week! everything is fine here, morale boost with the arrival of spring (even if it is very cold at the moment). Social networks are a significant source of information, communication and entertainment and I am not ready to let them down. But we have to admit that we always feel better when we avoid excesses and that there are a lot of other options available to us rather than endlessly scrolling aimlessly. . Solidarity, solitary, outdoor, militant, recreational alternatives, online or not. Today I’m talking about things to do instead of scrolling aimlessly on your phone like we all do sometimes.

1. A PHONE-FREE MORNING ROUTINE

What is your morning routine? What is the first thing you usually do as soon as you open your eyes in the morning? If your first action is to systematically check your phone, then give up this bad habit right away. By consulting your phone when you wake up, you waste a lot of time concentrating on futile, even useless things, who are not actually there. All this to postpone, what you can do during this important moment of your day. The first hour of the day is crucial. This is where it all comes down to it. Hence the importance of developing an effective morning routine. It will determine and define your state of mind throughout the day. It will determine and define your state of mind throughout the day. When I go to sleep at night, for example, I leave my phone in another room of the house and I have also invested in an alarm clock. In the morning I don’t touch my phone until I finish getting ready to go to work, for example. And if I’m not working, I take the opportunity to do a little meditation, write the scripts for my YouTube videos, plan my blog posts or simply go out for some fresh air…

2. WORK ON YOUR CONCENTRATION

I find it increasingly difficult to stay focused on a task, because there are so many distractions, notifications and demands that come our way all the time! Of course, it is also unrealistic to expect to stay focused for hours at a time. What I do is time how many hours I’m supposed to spend in a day in front of my apps. I also used to work with « TO DO LIST »: I write down everything I have to do in a day or during the week and I check off what I have already done as I go along. I also recommend the Pomodoro technique: the objective is to stay 100% focused on a single task for 25 min (called a session), a short break of 5 min separates each session and then a longer break comes after multiple sessions. In short, this technique is very simple to use: all you need is a timer and iron discipline while remaining tough and effective.

3. SPEND TIME WITH PEOPLE IN REAL LIFE

We’ve all had that nasty feeling of talking to someone, but not feeling fully listened to, because the other person is staring at their phone. Since we know it’s something painful to feel, let’s try not to make others suffer it either. We often spend so much time on social media apps and sites that we don’t realize how much time we’re wasting with friends and family in real life. So let’s make a conscious effort to spend healthy, quality time with our friends and family offline. Let’s make sure we don’t pick up our phone unless absolutely necessary. Whether it’s over a meal or watching a movie, let’s focus on being present in the moment rather than posting to our Instagram or Facebook page.

4. LISTEN TO PODCASTS WHILE DOING OTHER THINGS

If there’s one thing I like to do these last few months while I’m tidying up or cooking, or while I’m cleaning, it’s listening to podcasts. Otherwise I also like to listen to audiobooks with audible.

5. SORT

We accumulate a lot of mess over time. Decluttering your house/apartment often allows you to have a freer and lighter mind as if you had tidied up your head at the same time as at home. The goal is to find your things more quickly and you gain plenty of space to store them. It’s so much easier and faster to clean up afterwards. The fewer objects you have, the fewer things you have to store, clean, dust off…in short, the more tidy and easy to clean it is, the more motivated you are to keep the space that way. Besides, you can make a few pennies by selling things you no longer use. It often makes you want to reduce your consumption. And when you see all the stuff you’re piling up and the energy it takes to get rid of it, you think twice before buying new things. All benefits for the wallet and the environment! And you ? What is your relationship with your phone? Do you sometimes feel like you’re scrolling aimlessly?

WOMEN’S RIGHTS DAY: SOME IMPORTANT INITIATIVES

WOMEN’S RIGHTS DAY: SOME IMPORTANT INITIATIVES

Hello friends, I hope you are doing well. Let’s extend International Women’s Day with a small selection of initiatives that I find important. But before that, let’s make it clear again, March 8 is not Women’s Day, but that of our rights. The purpose of March 8is not that we have promotions on make-up, lingerie or household appliances, but that we can take stock of where we are in the fight for fairness and equal rights. Quite simply because everywhere on the planet, in 2022, we are not there yet, and as one would say: the fight continues. It’s a day to gather, discuss, reflect and see how to move forward even more together in the face of a lack of visibility, credibility and respect, not a day to receive the roses.

1. AXELLE JAH NJIKE

Victim of sexual and educational violence in her childhood,Axelle Jah Njikerecounts her resilience and the paths that led her to become a voice that counts among black feminist women. It’s a book that marks, that upsets, that proves that the experience of a single woman can resonate with many women. She also has a podcast: Me MySex and I (two Fridays a month). By listening to this podcast, we enter the lives of black women through a very small door that we usually rarely open:intimacy.

2. I BELIEVE YOU

JE TE CROIS est un podcast en plusieurs épisodes dans lesquels une femme RACHIDA raconte les mécanismes de l’emprise, de la violence conjugale et de comment elle a réussi à s’en sortir pour aider d’autres femmes victimes. I find that the podcast is very well done, because it covers various aspects with qualified speakers… in short, Rachida will take us to meet those who believed her precisely, those who held out a hand to her, those whom she also had to confront. . This is a podcast that I really recommend you listen to.

3. I MAY DESTROY YOU

This mini-series is not just entertainment, it is a documentary that addresses sexual violence in the different forms it can take. She also talks about the importance of sorority and the weight of intergenerational trauma… The series seems necessary, as it shows in an uninhibited way the daily life of racialized individuals, and the reality of the psychological violence experienced by victims of sexual assault.

4. BLUES AND BLACK FEMINISM (ANGELA DAVIS)

Blues et féminisme noir explore l’œuvre de deux blueswomen quelque peu oubliées : Gertrude “Ma” Rainey (1886-1939) et Bessie Smith (1894-1937). The first embodies the traditional blues, the second, the classic blues. Devalued by blues and jazz specialists who are generally white men, the work of these singers carries a specific message: it affirms the place and demands for autonomy of black American women. By analyzing and contextualizing the lyrics of their songs, Angela Davis highlights the beginnings of black feminism and the harbingers of the great emancipatory struggles to come. It shows that Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith were the first rock stars in the history of music: they were black, bisexual, party girls, independent and brawlers…

5. THE FEMINIST REVOLUTION NEWSLETTER (THE GLORIOUS)

Les Glorieuses est une newsletter féministe créée en 2015 qui fait la promotion de l’égalité totale entre hommes et femmes : chaque semaine, les Glorieuses aborde différentes thématiques telles que les discriminations de genre, le post-féminisme, les inégalités salariales, la littérature, la culture ou la sexualité. But Les Glorieuses also forms a community of 300 members who regularly organize meetings and events around the feminist struggle.

6. TCHIKA MAG

Tchika mag is the first magazine for girls aged 7 to 12. The magazine covers themes such as science, ecology, animals, evolving professions. Tchika also presents portraits of important and influential people. A fun and exciting magazine for young girls who want to learn while having fun.

And you ?
What have been your favorites or recent discoveries?