6 Strategies to Drink More Water

One of the easiest and most accessible ways to improve our health is to be sure we are well hydrated on a daily basis.

Our bodies cannot properly function if they are not lubricated with water, and a myriad of ailments can occur as a result. Headaches, muscle cramps, and bladder infections are just a few maladies that can appear due to dehydration. But how much is enough?

Because it is recommended that we consume half our bodyweight in ounces of water each day to be sufficiently hydrated, here are six ways to incorporate more water into your life while improving your overall health.

Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning. You have just gone eight to nine hours without any fluids, so drinking a glass of water upon waking is a great way to jumpstart your hydration for the day.

Naturally flavor your water. If you happen to live in an area with “suspect” tasting water, or you just find water incredibly boring, adding fruit or essential oils to your water can do wonders for consumption. Kiwi, strawberries, mint, cucumber, and lemon are all excellent additions to plain tap water. Make your water exciting and it will make drinking it so much easier.

Keep a water bottle with you at all times. This is possibly the best strategy because you’ll have no excuse for why you can’t drink water. You are in control of the flavor and temperature of the water so prepare it to your liking. With a bottle constantly in your line of sight, you can’t help but drink it, even if it is out of guilt.

Set reminders to drink. On your phone or computer, have an alert set for every hour to remind yourself to drink, even if it is a few swallows of water. It is better to consistently drink a small amount of water than to guzzle a ton, which can make you feel bloated and uncomfortably full.

Hydrate before, during, and after exercise. Athletic performance can be negatively impacted by as much as 20% when a person is dehydrated by just 2% from normal hydration levels. It is much more important for an athlete to go into a physical endeavor hydrated than to try and hydrate during an exercise session. Hydrate afterward to reward your body, and prepare for your next exercise session.

Drink before you eat. Hunger can be confused with thirst, so it is a good idea to drink a couple of gulps of water before eating to determine if in fact you are hungry, and not just thirsty.

Hydration is so important to a person’s overall well being. This is a top priority for anyone who wants to live a healthy life. Incorporate these strategies into your daily routines and see how your health improves!

Hydration is so important to a person’s overall well being. This is a top priority for anyone who wants to live a healthy life. Incorporate these strategies into your daily routines and see how your health improves!

Need help finding the one thing that will significantly change your health, and your life? Click here.