I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, getting enough water throughout the day is crucial for so many reasons, including proper hydration, cleansing, healthy skin and weight loss. Although water is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, many of us struggle with getting the ideal amount of water (eight 8-ounce glasses) each day. But have you ever thought of adding berries or cucumbers to your water to make it taste more flavourful? Or downloading an app that tracks your water intake and gives you hydration reminders? There are creative ways to drink more water that will keep you happy and healthy each and every day.
With these 10 creative tips, getting your water fix has never been easier.
1. Invest in a water bottle you love
Make a point to purchase a nice water bottle that you really love and are happy to bring with you everywhere from the office to the gym. Investing in a water bottle you love will make it more likely for you to use it each day.
2. There’s an app for that
There really is an app for everything, even keeping track of your water intake. This makes it easier to follow your pace and analyze your water consumption throughout the day; they even provide you with hydration reminders. Waterlogged and Daily Water are two great apps!
3. Add your own flavour
Add in fruits like berries and apples, or veggies like cucumbers to give your water some extra flavour! It will be more enjoyable and easier to get the right amount throughout the day.
4. Be wallet savvy
Instead of ordering a soft drink or a Caesar when you’re out at a restaurant, opt for a glass of water. Not only is it healthier, it saves you money. Win, win.
5. Eat up
Another great way to consume more water is by eating water-rich foods such as cucumbers, watermelons, salad greens and melons. Munching on these will keep you hydrated and refreshed as you go about your day.
6. Work it into your routine
If you’re anything like me, you have a morning and night routine you stick to on the daily. Drink water as part of these routines. For me, drinking water right before bed isn’t ideal as I have the world’s smallest bladder, but downing a glass after I brush my teeth in the morning is a great way to start the day off on the right foot.
7. Add it to juice
This is something I’ve done since I was young; most likely because my mom does it too. With my morning glass of orange juice, I add only a little bit of juice while most of the cup I fill up with water. Now a full cup of orange juice is way too sweet. Another great option is adding sparkling water to your juices, for an extra refreshing kick!
8. Drink more tea
Drinking tea is an awesome way to consume more water. And since tea has become so popular in recent years, there are tons of healthy and flavourful options to choose from!
9. Keep it close
Keep your water with you wherever you go. That way, when your thirsty it will be sitting right there and you’ll be more likely to sip on it then going to buy a coffee.
10. Track it
Whether you make a DIY water bottle that tracks your hourly intake, or keep a schedule in your agenda, tracking your water consumption will help you stay on track and get the optimal amount throughout the day!
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