You would think in a state known for being surrounded by water we would never have an excuse to be dehydrated right? Not exactly.

I am the biggest advocate for staying hydrated and at one point in college I challenged myself, and succeeded, in drinking a gallon of water a day for a whole month.

I took my handy-dandy 32 oz. water bottle and filled that thing up about three times a day just trying to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate and honestly I felt better than I ever had.

Sure, I was taking bathroom breaks nearly every hour but I had a lot more energy, better focus, less bloating (ironically enough, "water weight"), and my skin looked awesome.

However, even though I know the magic that can happen just by guzzling water, as I've grown into my career, staying properly hydrated has fallen to the wayside.

How many of you can relate to this? You get home after a long day at work, you remember you had coffee that morning, maybe a soda with lunch, wine with dinner and suddenly you realize "I have not had ANY water today!"

Well today is all about getting us in the habit of treating our bodies to the refreshing, clear beauty that is water.

According to National Day Calendar, you can celebrate the day by just making sure to get plenty of fluids and maybe pay attention to getting some electrolytes to replace anything your body loses during sweaty summer days.

The history behind the day, while you wouldn't think there would really be any, is surprising in itself!

National Day Calendar says June 23 honors football Coach Victor Hawkins (September 1, 1964 – June 23, 2012) who made strides for athlete health and safety when he invented a mouthguard infused with electrolytes to keep players hydrated.

Being dehydrated or over-heated is no small matter so try today (and maybe the rest of the days) to drink up! Maybe try out a new, giant, motivational water bottle to get you going.

Just this weekend I promised myself I was going to get back on the right track with my water intake, so what better day to start than National Hydration Day?

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