What do Arianna Huffington, Brendon Burchard, and Eben Pagan have in common? If you answered an amazing amount of wealth along with millions of social media followers you would be correct.
There is another commonality among these three contemporary thought-leaders that has contributed to their success. They each speak about the importance of bringing balance into your life through daily morning rituals; the most important of these is drinking water! They recommend drinking water first thing in the morning and continue with lots of quality water throughout your day.
Learning through personal experience of body fatigue and sickness by not giving the body its most important nutrient, water, we go into dehydration. When the body dehydrates, even just a little, it’s like letting parts of our brain dry up. Dehydration dulls our alertness, lowers our energy, allows toxins to build, and slows our metabolism.
If we don’t give our body its most basic needs, our body will start failing us when we need it most to show up.
In fact, the aforementioned powers in business and media had this to say about the importance of hydration and balance in their lives:
Arianna Huffington starts her day every morning with a glass of hot water with lemon and she continues saying, “I drink tons of water with lemon throughout the day.” *
Eben Pagan’s morning success ritual includes drinking a half liter of water, doing several minutes of meditation, drinking a green smoothie using his custom recipe, and doing a morning walk to get exercise while spending time with his daughter. Moreover, Eben’s ritual over time has resulted in dropping 20 lbs. of excess weight, making him healthier, and more productive throughout his day.
Pagan shares, “I have found that the first action I do in the morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. When I have a great morning, I feel the rest of the day is great too. I can concentrate and get things done and feel a fulfilling satisfaction at the end of the day.” – Excerpt from Wake Up Productive webinar.
Brendon recommends that we set a trigger. You wake up in the morning and your first action is to drink water, get dressed for exercise, and workout. Bam! Nothing interrupts those actions. Plan for success by starting your day, every day, with a routine you do not question.
Brendon Burchard says, “ I’ve spent my entire career helping high performers basically set up better habits in their lives, better routines, better strategies that they could run on a continual basis -to keep them energized, to keep them in a good space, to keep them engaged, to keep them enthusiastic.
“If we can’t have the right habits in our daily life, we’ll never reach high performance.”
Read more about Burchard and his recommendation regarding water consumption in his New York Times best-seller , The Charge.
More about the value of water
Drinking water first thing in the morning jump-starts your metabolism. Rania Batayneh, MPH, a nutritionist and the author of The One One One Diet, explains how the essential carbohydrates and proteins that you consume on a daily basis are digested, assimilated, and transported by way of water throughout the body. “When we are not adequately hydrated, we can mistake thirst with hunger, which leads us to eat more,” she says.
My personal journey…
Just like cute puppies and chicken soup, water can be “man’s best medicine”. Through years of my intensive study of seeking health and well-being, I’ve experimented on myself and I completely agree with the aforementioned thought –leaders who emphasized the importance of water in our diet. Along that path for wellness inside and out, I have chosen to drink Kangen water.
Why Kangen? Simply, this water is restructured water and cannot be bottled and stored on a shelf because its greatest benefits must be absorbed and assimilated fresh (just as eating fresh-made food is always the healthiest and more tasty.) Kangen water is made by attaching a medical grade ionizer to your kitchen faucet. The medical grade ionizer cleans and restructures your tap water into high-quality energy equal to fresh mountain running water as nature intended. In my opinion, it is the most delicious, fresh, anti-oxidant water you’ll ever taste without being in the high mountains drinking from a running stream of active, alive water!
Last words, please seek out the healthiest water you can find and drink, drink, drink to your health!
*Arianna Huffington, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
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