Water is an important source of life. We are aware that most of our body is made up of water and that our body needs it to function and survive. An adult is supposed to drink an average of eight glasses of water a day to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Making sure our body gets the water supply it needs ensures distribution of oxygen to different body parts, lubricating our joints, softening of our skin, flushing body waste, regulating our blood temperature, and for our organs to function properly.
However, many people find it very hard to consume the minimum required amount of water needed by their bodies due to negligence, forgetfulness, some people claim they don’t like the taste of it and would rather drink juice, which might make you feel hydrated, but does not replace the water. Here are a few ways to help you to remember to drink more water daily.
Use water bottles
You might think that it really doesn’t matter where you keep your water, but it really does play a role in encouraging you to drink more. Colors, designs and features that appeal to you will go a long way in having you become more active in how much water you consume. Getting a colorful bottle is one of the most effective ways of remembering to drink more water. If you like cold drinks, then getting a vacuum water bottle that keeps your water’s temperature cool would be a perfect solution to your hydration problems.
If you try getting one of those bottles that come with a reusable straw, you would probably find it easier to take sips and drink plenty of water at different times of the day to ensure that your body is well hydrated and is properly functioning. You will not believe how energetic and fresh you will feel when you start increasing your water intake. There are also bottles that are designed in a way where you have a place to keep lemon, mint or even cucumbers to help you have a detox factor to the water you drink.
Make sure it’s everywhere
Your water dispenser might be too far away from your bedroom or office at work. Keep water bottles near you all the time and, if you’re usually at home, then make sure you can easily refill it by getting water filters for your entire home and making sure the water you drink, bathe, or wash your face with is clean and safe to drink. This way, you can guarantee that you’re never thirsty at home, even when you’re too lazy to go refill your water bottle. Using clean water has benefits on your skin and the overall wellness of your body, plus getting a water filter for the whole house is not that expensive or hard.
Water with a twist
If you’re one of those who do not like how water tastes, there are plenty of options that can help you add flavor to your water, other than drinking water alternatives like tea or juice. You can try adding fruits and vegetables to your water bottles, like lemons and mint, depending on your preferences. You can also try using water flavors to help you replace sodas with water and absorb fewer amounts of sugar and calories.
Get an application
There are plenty of famous phone applications that can help remind you to drink water every few hours, or at specific times of the day. You might find the application an easy way to remind yourself to drink more water. Some water bottles are high-tech as they will track the sips you take, the number of refills to your bottle, and provide you with statistics and analytics on your phone. Sounds awesome, right?
If you think of it, water is actually like a magic potion. It energizes your muscles, balances fluid levels in your body, helps your skin look better and healthier, helps with the bowel functions, and gives you a great feeling of refreshment. Remember, drinking water only when you start feeling thirsty means you only drink when your body is dehydrated.
You’re not supposed to let yourself feel thirsty and must drink right after you wake up, before meals, baths, and going to sleep. Make sure you drink water before and after your workout, too. Drinking water will help you lose more weight and will increase your metabolism. Remember to not waste water on because of excessive use. We might have plenty of it now, but our future is uncertain.