Drink More Water Daily: Our Best Tips And Tricks
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve probably heard it a thousand times: you really need water. Our bodies require clean water not only to simply function normally, but also to keep our muscles moving, to help remove waste material, to digest normally, to keep the brain functioning optimally, to regulate our diet and to keep our skin hydrated. More water also means your lymphatic system is kept healthy, since most of the water in your body is found in this system. By staying mindful of how much water you drink, you ensure that the lymphatic fluid remains clean and can flow freely. It is also important to note that, when the lymphatic system is neglected through a sedentary lifestyle or lack of enough exercise, it can have negative effects on other bodily systems.
On a typical day, the average adult loses about 2-3 liters of water, through various processes, such as sweating, urination, breathing and our digestive system. In other words, very normal, everyday processes result in water loss, which you need to replace through the day.
I am extremely fortunate that I was raised in a home where, if you where thirsty, you did not drink soda or even juice, but you opted for cold water instead. To date, I rely on many bottles of water to get me through my day, and I refill often.
However, from time to time I do need to resort to a few nifty tricks in order to stay hydrated all day, especially on days when things get particularly busy. Here are the top ones we accumulated that will help you keep your H20 levels high throughout.
1. Start the day with a big glass of warm water and lemon
This is some of the best advice I have ever gotten, because it ensures your body gets a proper kickstart both with regards to energy and digestion, whilst setting the tone for how you will eat during the day. After a night’s rest, this is the best way to get started on hydrating through the day.
2. Find a container that you will enjoy using
and make it one that will accommodate your needs. Buy yourself one that is attractive, practical, sizable and sturdy. If you are to have it around all day, make sure you like it, and it will make it so much easier to keep hydrated.
3. Set reminders for when your bottle or container needs to be empty and refilled
If you are at work and need a setup that will keep the process going, make sure your bottle needs to be empty and refilled every couple of hours.
4. If you don’t want your phone to be buzzing reminders all day, use rubber bands
This is another practical way to track your water intake. Put one rubber band around your container for every time you need it emptied and refilled on a daily basis, and every time you finish it, remove one. That way, you can see how much you still need to drink.
5. Add frozen pieces of fruit to your drink in the morning
such as lemon or strawberries, as this will not only keep it cold, but improve the taste. Mint leaves, orange rinds and your favorite tastes can also be added for this purpose. Want to find out more? Click here to find out how drinking water can help you achieve more sustainable weight loss.
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