Dear Power Writer,
Today I’d like to discuss physical water in relation to writing. The human body is largely made up of water. Water is essential to proper body functioning. Yet most people do not drink enough of it.
A lack of water (called dehydration) can manifest itself in headaches, fatigue, and a variety of aches and pains. If you experience any of these symptoms, try drinking an 8-ounce glass of water before taking that aspirin.
The body’s need for water can also be disguised as hunger. Before reaching for those pretzels, drink a glass of water. Eating fruit and vegetables can also provide much needed water since these foods are generally high in water content.
How much water should you drink each day? A good guideline is half your body weight in ounces.
One last thing: Coffee and tea do not count as water. Only pure water counts as water. Be sure that your water is filtered and as pure as possible.
If you have not been a water drinker, I think you will find it makes a big difference in how you feel and, consequently, in how you write.