17 (More) Tips On How To Drink More Water

 

Healthy Snacks
  1. Keep a jug or bottle of water on your desk – if it is ‘in sight’ you will be more inclined to drink it.
  2. Drink water and drive! Keep water in your car. Ideally use a glass bottle rather than the plastic bottles that water is bought in.
  3. Automatically drink a glass of water when ever you brush your teeth. That’s already 2 glasses for the day (or should be!).
  4. Start your day with a glass of hot water as you get ready for work. Add lemon slices, sliced fresh ginger or mint leaves.
  5. Drink from a larger glass. Somehow the thought of drinking 5 glasses instead of 8, may make it easier.
  6. Herbal teas, hot or chilled, make a delicious source of water in colder weather.
  7. Get a water purification system. Purified water may taste better than your tap water.
  8. Alternate every cup of regular tea or coffee with a glass of water. This tip alone helps to reduce coffee intake and increase water intake without feeling deprived or putting in much effort.
  9. Make water look and taste appealing by adding some sliced fruit or even cucumber. I added a few maraschino cherries to my jug of water the other day and not only did the water turn a pleasing pink but it tasted better too.
  10. Keep water chilled if it tastes better for you although room temperature water is best.
  11. Remember to always stay hydrated when drinking alcohol. Have one glass of water with every alcoholic beverage.
  12. Cheesy? It works! Having a cool or cute cup or bottle can encourage you to drink out of it.
  13. Exercising can help make you want to drink water more. It’s not necessary to drink sports drinks when you exercise, unless you are doing it for more than an hour and a half (90 minutes). Just drink water. If you’re going to exercise, be sure to drink water a couple hours ahead of time, so that it will get through your system in time, and again, drink during and after exercise as well.
  14. Keep a large glass or bottle of water next to your bed, you’d be surprised how much more water you consume when not simply drinking from the bathroom tap.
  15. Get in the habit of drinking a cup of water when you do other things in your daily routine. Love taking a long bath? Fill your water bottle when filling the tub. Walking the dog? Keep your bottle beside you. Reading a book or watching TV? Always bring a cup of water along. Develop water habits that go with your routines.
  16. Sip water through a straw. Not only are straws fun but you may drink more water this way.
  17. Track it. Keep a record of the amount of water that you drink. Keeping a record will make you more aware of your consumption and may help you to reach your drinking quota easier!

WORKPLACE WELLNESS TIP: Ensure there are adequate water coolers in the office, especially in coffee pause areas.

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