We hear it all the time: drink more water. But just like exercise, it’s common for people to find themselves lacking. Dehydration can cause awful things to happen inside your body, and sometimes you can be dehydrated and not even know it.
Don’t let it happen to you. Here are three helpful tips to help you remember to drink more water.
Put some flavor in it.
Sometimes, the problem isn’t that people forget to drink water—it’s that they have no interest in it. Outside of exercise, drinking water can feel, dare I say it, boring—almost like a chore.
One solution is to flavor your water. Try liquid or powdered supplements, or water that is already flavored. You can purchase multiple types and brands at any grocery store. Try carbonating your water as well. Watch out for unnecessary additives in those products, and only buy supplements that are natural. There are many ways to make your drinking experience more interesting without overloading on calories or sugar.
Drink other liquids sparingly.
Here’s another trick to help you drink more water: Limit your intake of other liquids. Now, this does not mean you have to only drink water and nothing else. Instead, if you focus on reducing the intake of other drinks, it can help you minimize your intake of the “not-so-great-for-you” beverages. Whenever you’re in a situation where you can choose water over a soda, for instance, choose the water. It’s that simple. Watch and see the difference it makes.
Set up reminders for yourself.
If you have a reminders application on your smartphone or a calendar that pings you with updates, don’t be afraid to set daily reminders. If you have an Alexa or Google device, those come in super handy because they will verbally remind you to get your daily intake. You can also leave sticky notes on the walls of your Eastside Apartment Home to remind yourself.
It all comes down to making the effort. If you put these small but impactful tips into your daily practice, you should be well on your way to reaping the benefits of a much more hydrated body.