Drinking water is something that is good for you. But it’s not always the easiest thing to achieve on a daily basis. I was told by a dietitian that drinking 8 cups a day is a good start but that has even been debated. .According to an article on WebMd, “Drinking water helps maintain the balance of body fluids. Your body is composed of about 60% water. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients and maintenance of body temperature”. Here are some simple tips to help you reach your water-drinking goal.
Wake up – When you first wake up have a glass waiting for you. If that means having it already in the refrigerator so you can easily reach for it in the morning then do it. Have a specific vessel that you associate drinking water from until it becomes a habit for you. Sip on it while getting ready for your day and make it a part of your breakfast.
Take it with you – When you’re going out to work grab a bottle or two to take with you. You can drink it while going to your destination and throughout the day.
Account – Until you work yourself up to drinking 8 cups a day mark each time you successfully drink one cup. Psychologically that might give you encouragement when you see just how much you have already consumed by the end of the day.
Exercise – In order not to become dehydrated get into the habit of drinking some water before, during and after your exercise workout. Water does a body good.
Lemon slices – If the taste of plain water is unappealing to you try dressing it up with some lemon or lime slices. It will make it a lot more tolerable and give a hint of refreshment.
Ice cubes – Add ice to your water to give it a little more pizazz and personality. The ice can be in cube form or crushed.
Slow and steady – It’s not easy to drink that much water on a daily basis if you’re not used to it. Gradually work yourself up to it. Eventually your body will crave it and it will be easier for you to get the recommended amount regularly.
Dining out – When going out swap a soft drink out for a glass of water. It will make you full and perhaps make you not eat as much if you’re a weight watcher.