Resolution Article


The cause of many resolutions.

Makailyn Craft, Reporter

As the New Year passes, resolutions for 2019 are a very popular topic. I’ve found drinking more water is a general resolution in America. Doctors recommend everyone to drink at least eight glasses of water a day, which is 64 ounces. Although you need to hydrate your organs and skin, 60% of your body is made up of water. It’s better to find what you should drink personally based on your weight. Unfortunately, the resolution is typically given up pretty soon, despite people’s best efforts. Many people don’t anticipate the fact that it’s very common to be chemically addicted to caffeine. So, they end up drinking more unhealthy beverages, like coffee, sweet tea, or pop, rather than water. Caffeine is something that more than 80% of people drink and is usually in normal settings, like offices and restaurants, so we don’t realize it’s addictive. Caffeine is also dangerous because it can stunt growth, so doctors advise pregnant from consuming caffeine and from giving it to their children. This makes drinking more water or quitting caffeine more difficult than predicted. This is because your body may experience withdrawal and caffeine withdrawal is now being recognized as a mental illness. The symptoms consist of headaches, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, depressed mood, irritability, low energy, and tremors.

Even still, Abigail Estrada has succeeded in this resolution. She started last year, 2017 because her doctor did not approve of her amount of sweet tea, coffee, and soda consumption. She experienced many withdrawal symptoms and had to get low strength pain killers from her doctor to help deal with the migraines. However, she stuck with it and now drink 10-12 cups of water a day, which is 96 ounces. In conclusion, if you have enough willpower, you can achieve your resolution. Make 2019 your year!