Healthy Living Water Schedule

water schedule

As we discussed yesterday, water is essential for your body to function properly.

It flushes toxins out of your organs, carries nutrients throughout the body, and provides a moist environment for sensitive tissues and organs.

About 70 percent, our bodies are mostly made up of water, and our blood is about 90 percent water.

The average person loses 2 –3 liters of water every day, through sweat, urine, respiration and cellular function.

When your body is not properly hydrated, it will begin to send signals to your brain and produce the following symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Thirst
  • Dry mouth
  • Muscle weakness/cramps
  • Fatigue or Lethargy
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Moodiness
  • Lightheadedness

If you find it challenging to incorporate drinking water into your daily routine – here is a Healthy Living Water Schedule to help you build a healthy “habit”.

Healthy Living Water Schedule:

1st glass at 6:30am
Because your body starts to dehydrate after a long night of rest, it’s a good idea to drink your first glass of water when you wake up to help your kidney and liver to detoxify. Also, do not eat your breakfast right away but wait about half an hour after drinking your first glass of water.

2nd glass at 8:30am
If you’re on the GO a lot – you are likely to perspire and perhaps become tense because of having to rush, and your body will start to dehydrate. At this time, you should replenish by drinking water.

3rd glass at 11:30am
If you’re working in an air-conditioning environment, you may be losing moisture in your body so it’s good to rehydrate.

4th glass at 1:00pm
After lunch, drinking water aids your digestion and enables the food nutrients to be better absorbed by your body.

5th glass at 3:00pm
Good time to take a water break – to refresh your mind.

6th glass at 5:00pm
Drinking water at this time will make you feel satiated and prevent any overeating during dinner.

7th glass at 8:00pm
Drinking water half an hour after your dinner will boost the performance of peristalsis, a series of organized muscle contractions that occur throughout the digestive tract.

8th glass at 10:00pm
Drinking water an hour before bed will help in your cell renewal process during your sleep.

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Healthy Blessings,

Gena Livings


  1. I’m working on creating some routines for myself, and one of those is a water drinking habit! I’m designing a custom planner that fits my whacky brain, and one of the sections is a habit planner with checkboxes, and a water section with 8 water glasses to fill in each day.

    Your schedule is fantastic! It really shows that doing those 8 glasses of water a day is completely possible!

    • Gwynne,
      That is cool that you are designing a custom planner that incorporates a water section!! I love it!! Let me know when you complete
      this. I’d love to see what you’ve done!
      Healthy Blessings,
      Gena 🙂

  2. Great post! I really like this idea. I have trouble remembering to drink water. I plan on it, keep bottles ready and cold and literally forget to grab one. I am going to try your schedule.

    • That’s great Stephanie! I hope this schedule helps you like it has helped me! Let me know how it goes for you!!
      Healthy Blessings,
      Gena Livings 🙂

  3. Bonnie McSpadden

    I LOVE This! I teach elementary school music, so I have a terrible need for water AND a terrible time fitting it in. I think perhaps I can modify this just a little to match my school day schedule! I think I’ll post it in my classroom somewhere! THANKS!

    • Hi Bonnie,
      That’s a great idea to post this schedule in your classroom where the kids can see it!! Let’s help them create healthy habits as much as possible!! I’m so happy to know that this schedule will help you and that you will be able to modify it to work around your needs!! WONDERFUL!!!
      Healthy Blessings,
      Gena Livings 🙂

  4. Hello, over from UBC 😀 I used to hate water – I actually had a dr tell me as long as I was drinking enough Mountain Dew to stay hydrated I was okay. I shake my head at that now. I like to make a tasty drink (it was called Switchel in Little House I believe and some call it Good Girl Moon Shine) using a quart mason jar filling it with water (filtered is better but tap works) and ice, then adding 2 to 3 TBSP apple cider vinegar, a few drops of liquid stevia, stir and enjoy. Some add strawberries or grated ginger.

    • Hi Sarah!
      Oh my gosh!! I can’t believe your doctor actually said that!! LOL!! I’m shaking my head too!!
      That’s an excellent recipe to add to your water. I do a similar thing by adding 1 ounce of fresh mango juice along with a few drops of liquid stevia to mine. I love your apple cider vinegar idea because there are so many good health benefits associated with that!!!
      Great to hear from you!!!
      Healthy Blessings,
      Gena 🙂

  5. Gena, what a great schedule to follow! I’m printing this out and placing it on my fridge. I like to add sliced lemons, cucumbers, ginger and mint to a pitcher of water before bed so that it ready to drink in the morning. Sometimes I add a packet of stevia for a little sweetness. Thanks for this schedule!

    • Hi Penny! I’m so glad you like the schedule and are placing it on your refrig!! YAY! I love your recipe of sliced lemons, cucumbers, ginger and mint! I’m going to whip some of that up and try it out myself. I have fresh cucumbers growing in my garden and are just about ready to pick. I can’t wait!!
      Healthy Blessings,
      Gena 🙂

  6. Great specifics and plan on drinking water, Gena!

    Thankfully I’ve been aware of this for a while and have a bottle of water i refill. Your post is a good reminder : )

    • Thanks for commenting Hemal! I don’t doubt that you keep a water bottle handy at all times. You’re a great
      example of someone who takes good care – mentally, physically and spiritually!
      Healthy Blessings,
      Gena 🙂

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