Up to 60% of our bodies consist of water, making it one of the most important natural resources to ensure we lead a happy, healthy lifestyle. Staying hydrated and replenishing our cells with clean, fresh water each day shouldn’t have to be a chore, so why does it feel difficult at times? We live in a modern society that puts a lot of emphasis on sugary drinks and juices to help keep our energy levels up, but the truth of the matter is that the more we consume these, the more likely we’ll have other health problems as we grow older. So what can we do to drink a bit more water each day? The following tips should help you to get started, and get you closer to the doctor-ordered two litres a day we need.
Flavoured Water Is Your Friend
…and no, we don’t mean that you should be buying flavoured water each day. If you find water to be slightly bland on its own, you can get creative about adding some fruit or new flavours to your bottle each day. This can give you a bit of variety as you work through your week, and also allows you to learn more about the flavours that work for you depending on the circumstances. Experimenting with water and working in healthy solutions is the way to go to get you to enjoy it more, and to sustain drinking more water on the regular.
Switching Out Mealtime Drinks
How many of us like to add a fizzy drink to dinner, or consume a sugary fruit juice with breakfast? It’s easy to do so and the sugar rush feels so good, but remember that what goes up, must come down. Avoid this by changing up a habit, and trying something new, possibly for 21 days to help it sink in a bit better. Switch out any drinks you add to your meals for a glass of water, which will likely get you to half of your recommended daily consumption without too much thought or effort. From there, work in smaller routine changes like drinking a glass of water when you wake up, and ensuring you stay hydrated if you’ve completed a workout.
Depend on Apps To Track Your Consumption
It can be difficult to track how much water you’re drinking each day, but life is made substantially easier by the series of apps for Android and IoS which will help you to do so relatively comfortably. Apple works this in as one of the metrics on its ‘Health’ app, which is pre-installed on the device. Other options (paid and free) are available to download and can give you all kinds of tips to help you to stay motivated and keep going on your path to better health.
Buy a Water Cooler
Last but not least, a great way to drink more water regularly is to invest in a water cooler for your home. Once you put aside a bit of cash in the budget for this each month, you won’t want it to go to waste, and you’ll be drinking more water before you know it. Better yet, this water is going to be the cleanest filtered water you have ever had, meaning you won’t be exposed to harmful bacteria in the process. You can sleep easy knowing you’re getting a healthy glass of water each time, and your body will thank you for looking after it so well too.