5 ways to drink more water
Our bodies are made up of 50-75% water so keeping hydrated is obviously fundamental to our health and wellbeing. Dehydration can cause headaches, mood changes, fatigue, dizziness, even confusion and hallucinations.
Here are five ways to help you get enough water each day.
Invest in a good drink bottle (and keep it close)
Investing in a refillable drink bottle is a great way to remind yourself to hydrate and you have your pick of bottles nowadays. High quality, stainless steel drink bottles with a filter, eco-friendly, temperature-controlled, even bottles with a juicer to keep your water zesty all day are available on the market! Make sure you choose a bottle that’s BPA-free and keep it close by as a reminder to top up your water intake.
Make it part of your daily routine
If you have set daily routines, make drinking water a part of them. Have a glass of water by your bed so when you wake up you can drink a glass straight away. After all, your body has gone for eight hours without any hydration. After having breakfast, drink a glass of water. After your morning coffee… drink a glass of water.
Set a timer or use apps
There are plenty of free apps that you can download on your phone to help you track your water consumption. Consider downloading Water Log, Daily Water or Aqualert. If you own a Fitbit, the app has a water tracking feature to record how much you drink each day. Or you can simply set an alarm on your phone to remind you throughout the day to drink another glass!
Add a little zing to your water
If the idea of guzzling that much water a day is a little hard to (ahem) swallow, how about dressing up your drink with something zesty? Drop a slice of lemon, orange or ginger to spice things up a bit if plain old H20 is too dull for your liking. Some herbal teas could also help you to drink more water.
Chew on it
It might not be enough to hit your daily intake, but fruits and vegetables are a great source of water too. Aim for 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables every day. Try packing some cucumber, watermelon, tomatoes or zucchini with your lunch. Or in the evening try to include half of your plate full of vegetables or salad.
Drinking more water, reassessing your diet, and exercising will all contribute to improving your overall health and mental wellbeing.
So is it time to fill up that glass?
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