There are so many reasons to drink water: good skin, good mood, good overall health, but for some people it can be hard to get the necessary amount each day. Here are some tips to help you drink enough water throughout the day to keep you at your best:
1. Buy a water bottle you like:
I’m not kidding- you’ll want to drink more if you can do it out of a bottle that makes you happy! Go for pretty, or get one with lines that let you keep track of how much you’re downing. Go to the store and have fun picking one out.
2. Carry it with you:
Once you have the water bottle that makes you happy, get used to taking it where ever you go. You’ll be able to sip from it regularly and you’ll never be thirsty!
3. Flavor your water:
Plain water can get a little…plain, so jazz it up by infusing it with fruits and herbs that you like. Try a new combo each day to keep it interesting.
4. Get an app:
There are free apps that remind you to drink water and keep track of how much you’ve drank all day.
5. Drink before each meal:
Making something a habit is a good way to stay consistent, and drinking a glass of water about 20 minutes before a meal can also prevent you from overeating.
6. Eat hydrating foods:
You don’t have to drink all your water- you can eat some of it, too! Make sure your daily diet includes fruits and veggies that have a high water content, like grapefruit, cucumber, watermelon.
7. Get a fiter:
You might not be drinking as much water as you should because your tap water doesn’t taste that great. You can fix that with a filter.
8. Drink after every time you use the bathroom:
If you build times for drinking water into your day, you’ll get used to drinking at those times. After each bathroom visit is a good time because it will remind you to replace the fluids you just got rid of.
9. Set alarms:
We all have so much going in, it can be hard to remember certain things, so set alarms on your phone to remind you to have a drink.
10. Match each alcoholic drink with a glass of water:
Alcohol is dehydrating, so you’ll feel a lot better if you have one glass of water for each alcoholic drink.