Even though the well-known advice of eight cups of water a day has been discredited, it is still a vital part of a healthy lifestyle to ensure you are drinking enough water. Not only does water intake contribute to important bodily functions, it also helps to keep you energized, focused and maintain clear well-moisturized skin. It can be difficult with a busy lifestyle to remind yourself that you should be constantly sipping water through the day, and before you know it, it is 5 pm, and the only substance you’ve drunk is coffee – we have all been there. Here are a few tips and tricks you can use to ensure you are drinking enough water throughout the day and staying hydrated.
Use A Reusable Water Bottle
Not only is it more environmentally friendly, but using a reusable water bottle will mean you are not having to constantly spend money on overpriced branded water. You can buy water bottles that actually aid your intake with counting lids like the dot from Joseph Joseph. If you have multiple bottles, you can make sure you have one ready in your hand bag for when you’re on the go, one in your car, and one on your desk for when you’re working. Of course, this will mean remembering to fill them with fresh water every day, but it will make sure you always have water on you to remind yourself to rehydrate. You can even source a water office delivery to ensure you and your colleagues have a plentiful supply of water, as dehydration can mean you feel lethargic and affect your concentration levels thus making you less productive at work.
Infuse Your Water With Flavour
If you don’t like the taste of water, and get no joy from drinking it, it can be extremely hard to keep your intake levels up and not reach for a fizzy can of coke instead. Using lemon, cucumber or berries to infuse your water with flavour can make it a lot more tasty and pleasant to drink. Also, due to the natural sugar content of fruit, you are less likely to crave one of water’s fizzy competitors.
Get A Water Filter
Filtered water is also known for tasting a lot better than tap water, and is relatively inexpensive to obtain. You can invest in a Brita filter of similar to keep in the fridge at home for a constant supply or filtered cold water. Or for when you’re out of the house, a filter like the Bobble classic will filter your water as you drink, so you don’t have to worry about not liking the taste of the water from the water fountain at your work or gym.
Drink A Glass Of Water When You Wake Up
Start the day as you mean to go on, and drink a glass of water as soon as you get out of bed. This not only rehydrates you from a night of slumber, but it will also help to energize your muscles helping you to feel more awake and ready to take on the day. If you struggle with the snooze button, this tip will be a lifesaver.
Hopefully, this has given you a few tips you will find useful, which will help you to substantially increase your water intake.