These tips make staying hydrated a breeze.
Did you know that just by implementing a few simple ways to drink more water, you can transform how you feel on a daily basis? The health benefits of proper hydration include more energy, better digestion, more stable blood pressure and heartbeat, a cushion for organs and joints, and much more. You can literally sip your way to better health!
It can be difficult to remember to drink enough water throughout the day. Try making a habit of hydration with these simple tips:
- Keep a reusable water bottle with you
- Add flavored drops or fruit infusions to your water
- Drink a glass when you wake and before each meal
- Use an app or visual reminders
- Eat water-rich foods
- Make smoothies and mocktails
- Find your favorite tea
Let’s explore these simple ways to drink more water and get hydrated together!
Keep a reusable water bottle with you
One of the easiest ways to drink more water is simply to give yourself the option at any given time during the day! Have one or two reusable bottles around, keep them filled with ice and water, and take them with you to work, on errands or walks, when you travel, etc. There are so many different colors and styles of bottles to choose from, and many people like to decorate their bottles with stickers or decals, so it’s like an accessory that makes a style statement!
Add flavored drops or fruit infusions to your water
It can be hard to drink a lot of water if you find it boring. Try keeping a pitcher of infused water in your fridge so you can mix it up from time to time! There are plenty of tasty infused water recipes, from cucumber-lemon to cranberry-orange to grapefruit-rosemary. You can also explore flavored water drops and tablets, which often contain electrolytes for an extra boost.
Drink a glass when you wake and before each meal
If you can get into the habit of drinking a full glass of water at certain points in the day, you’ll eventually find it effortless. Starting your day with a glass of water has lots of benefits: it helps your body and brain wake up, boosts your mood, and helps control hunger. That also makes it a good reason to drink water before meals, as it will help you feel full more quickly.
Use an app or visual reminders
For those who find themselves getting sucked into their tasks and forgetting to eat or drink along the way, some extra reminders can help! Download a hydration app to remind you to drink water and track your intake. Or, post sticky notes in visible places (like on your computer, on the bathroom mirror, and by the front door) reminding you to down a glass or grab your bottle.
Eat water-rich foods
You can’t get all (or even most) of your water from food, but it can certainly help! Munch on watermelon in the summer, sip brothy soups in the winter, and snack on salads and fruits whenever the mood strikes.
Make smoothies and mocktails
Instead of reaching for sugary sodas or juices, learn some healthier low-sugar drink recipes you can whip up when you want a fancier drink. Check out our hydrating summer drink ideas, from green smoothies to agua fresca to mojito mocktails.
Find your favorite tea
Tea is an underrated beverage these days, with more people choosing coffee instead. But tea is such a versatile (and healthy!) way to boost your water intake. Opt for a warm cup of herbal, decaf, or fruity tea when you don’t want caffeine. Choose a cup of antioxidant-rich green or white tea when it’s early enough for a small energy boost. Mix up a frothy matcha latte when you want something more indulgent. Sip chamomile before bed. With tea, there are so many interesting and simple ways to drink more water!
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