For as long as I can remember, I’ve been pretty good about drinking water. I know the importance of water in a healthy diet and active lifestyle, so I always make sure I’m not neglecting that aspect of my health. As a quick recap, here’s a few benefits of staying hydrated (take from MindBodyGreen’s 10 Reasons Why You Should Drink More Water):
- Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue
- Promotes Weight Loss
- Flushes Out Toxins
- Improves Skin Complexion
- Boosts Immune System
1 – Always have a full glass/bottle next you.
It’s so much easier to drink water if you don’t have to make an effort to get up and get it! When I have it next to me, I’m just constantly drinking it, but when I don’t, I have to make a conscious effort to drink water and then it just doesn’t happen as easily.
2 – Track it.
Whether it’s through an app on your phone, a piece of paper or some other way, what gets measured gets improved. I saw a neat trick where someone put rubber bands on their bottle of water for the number of bottles they needed to drink in a day. When they finished it, they’d remove a rubber band. What a fun way to track it!
3 – Add fruit.
If you’re one of those people who doesn’t like plain water, try adding fruit to it. You can add lemon, lime, cucumbers, or berries. It’s a great way to add natural flavor and sweetness to your water.
How do you make sure you get enough water in the day?