Staying hydrated comes with so many benefits, but it can be tough to keep up with between our busy schedules, bad habits, and, you know…not running to the bathroom every ten minutes.
If you you want to drink more water but are having trouble remembering or finding the time, these 10 tricks can help you change your habits and retain that hydrated glow.
#10. Invest in a smart device.
An Apple watch, Fitbit, or a smart water bottle can not only help you track how much you’ve drunk, it can remind you when it’s time to drink more, too.
#9. Use water to bookend your day.
If you make drinking a couple glasses of water part of your morning and evening ritual then you’ll know you’re getting a decent amount, even if you forget during the day.
#8. Spice up your food.
If drinking water doesn’t come naturally to you, try eating spicier food so you don’t have a choice.
#7. Every time you drink coffee, drink water.
This is a good trick for those of us who fuel our days with caffeine!
#6. Use an app.
#5. Add ice.
If you add some ice to your smoothie, your coffee, and your tea, you’ll be sneaking in some extra hydration.
#4. Refill your glass as soon as its empty.
This will ensure that when you’re thirsty again, you can drink. If you leave it empty, you’ll find excuses to wait “another minute” to go get that drink.
#3. Drink from a straw.
For some reason, we take bigger swallows when using a straw than sipping from a bottle.
#2. Measure your water ahead of time.
Whatever your daily intake goal is, try filling up a gallon jug or measuring the amount at the beginning of the day. That way, you can see how much you have left, and won’t feel good going to sleep until you’ve accomplished your goal.
#1. If you take vitamins or supplements, don’t just take a swallow.
Downing a whole glass of water will not only boost your water intake, it also helps dissolve your meds.
I hope one or two of these will make a difference in your life!