We all know that water is good for the body, no one needs to convince you of that. Water is what the majority of our bodies are made out of and it powers life. Drinking more water helps your body function more efficiently, feel better, and even lose weight.
In order to help myself drink more water I have collected some ideas for increasing water intake.
Tips For Drinking More Water
Drink more water by keeping it handy.
If water is conveniently placed near you it will be easier to drink without thinking about it. Keep a glass or bottle of water next to you whenever you will be sitting for a long period, especially if you work in an office. Drink from it regularly throughout the day and soon you should be reaching for it automatically without realizing it. Also, keep a glass or bottle of water handy when you get home so you can continue drinking while watching TV, doing laundry, or other tasks at home.
If you need a water bottle, try one of these highly recommend water bottles.
Drink more water by carrying it everywhere.
Try getting a cool water bottle like one of the ones listed above that will make drinking more fun. You can get one with your favorite color so you enjoy looking at it. Sometimes just the look of the water bottle will make you want to drink more. Carry the bottle with you everywhere you go. When it is empty just refill it and keep drinking.
Drink more water by substituting water.
When you normally order a soda or alcoholic beverage, order a glass of water instead. Make it a point to only order water when you eat at restaurants for one month. You will save some money and develop a habit for drinking water at restaurants.
Drink more water with filtered water.
Use a water purification system such as Brita or PUR for water free from contaminations and impurities. Once water is filtered store it in a glass container and keep it in the front of your fridge. Every time you open the fridge get a glass of water to drink.
Drink more water by adding a little flavor.
If you can’t stand the taste of water, or just want something different once in a while, try adding lemons or limes to your water. Be careful and only add a splash, otherwise it might be too sour. Another option is freezing little bits of peeled lemons, limes, and oranges to use as ice cubes. You can also try letting mint leaves sit in a pitcher of water overnight. Crystal Light is another alternative, just add a pinch to add flavor to water. A few options you might want to try to add flavor to your water:
Drink more water by sneak it in.
You don’t have to drink water to get water in your system. Eating water rich foods is another option. Watermelon is a great option since it is mostly water. Tomatoes also have a high water content. Fruits are not the only option, a piece of lean meat has a high water content.
Those are just a few of the ways to get more water into your body without much effort or stress. Drinking more water can actually be really enjoyable. Good luck and stay hydrated!