I was talking with my friends last week about the importance of staying hydrated and drinking water, but a lot of them were saying we forget to drink… and which inspired me to write this post.
We all know it, Water is the best way to keep our body hydrated, it’s non caloric, it hydrates the muscles and gives your skin a healthy, radiant and younger looking complexion.
Our body needs water to keep on functioning properly, it aids in digestion, circulation… When you don’t have enough water in your body, you’ll suffer from dehydration and you start experiencing dry mouth effects, low blood pressure, headaches, dizziness, dry skin and fatigue!
Here’s how you can help yourself to stay hydrated:
1- Drink water first thing in the morning
I drink 3 cups of water in the morning or I can’t start my day!
2- Put a bottle of water next to you, whether at work, at home, in the car, in the gym bag…so it’s the first thing you reach out for
3- Put a sticky note on your desk or near your computer reminding you to drink water throughout the day
3- Pour yourself a cup of water with every meal
4- Set an alarm on your phone to remind you to drink water or use an App to help you keep track of how much water you have consumed throughout the day and send you reminders to keep the water flowing.
5- Add flavor to it:
Some people don’t like the taste of water, adding some flavor to your pitcher can help. Like adding slices of lemon, cucumbers, some mint, or berries during summer to keep you refreshed
6- Eat a balanced diet with plenty of water rich foods like fruits and vegetables
7- Create a challenge to set it as a habit:
Whether committing to a challenge on social media #watergoals or challenging a friend, it could be a good way to encourage you to drink water and keep yourself hydrated.
8- Invest in a nice water bottle that you will actually use:
Using a bottle that you will enjoy using will motivate you to carry on drinking throughout the day.
9- Order spicy food
When eating spicy food, you’ll be asking for water without noticing, plus spices will help boost your metabolism 😉
10- Diversify your water intake choices, by drinking Tea or Coffee, but keep on eye on the caffeine amount!