We’ve all heard the importance of drinking more water but for many, it’s quite a struggle to consume the recommended 6-8 glasses a day.
Technically, the 6-8 recommended glasses of water a day is just an arbitrary number because it’s easy to remember and reasonable enough to achieve. There are a number of variables to consider to decipher the amount of water you need but for today, let’s focus on 10 simple tips to drink more water everyday.
These simple tips are:
- Make it part of your morning routine. After, hopefully getting a minimum of 8 straight hours, you ought to be thirsty so start the day off by hydrating yourself with a big glass of water
- With every meal, pour yourself a healthy glass of water. If you drink some water before your meal and after, you’ll find that you’re less likely to overeat.
- Flavor your water. The biggest complaint that I hear from people not wanting to drink water is that it’s flavorless. Add mint leaves, cucumber, fruits or my personal favorite, lemon. During colder months, I like to add both lemon and honey – so good!
- Dilute your juices or sodas. This way, you can treat yourself to your sugary drink and hydrate yourself at the same time.
- Use a glass you like – you’d be surprised at how much more frequently you’re willing to reach for that glass and take a sip.
- Invest in a water heater – if you’re someone who likes hot water, this will be so handy because the water will be at the temperature you want. In addition, you’ll know how much water you’ve had that day if you make it a point to drink all the water in the heater
- Invest in a water dispenser – this way, you can fill it to the amount of water you want yourself to drink everyday. This eliminates the need to remember how many glasses you have had and need to drink – just make sure you finish what you have in the dispenser.
- Replenish after using the bathroom – you’re already up anyways so there’s no excuse for not going to get yourself a refreshment.
- Carry a water bottle everywhere you go. Make it as easy and accessible as possible for yourself.
The previous 10 tips are directly related to water but hydration can come from foods as well so here are a couple of bonus tips:
- Add foods that have a high water content for your snacks such as watermelon, cantaloupe, oranges, celery, or lettuce.
- Drink more soup.
Take these tips into consideration. If we incorporate drinking more water into our daily routines, we will drink more water.
If you have any tips for us, please feel free to share!