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9 Easy Ways to Consume More Water

Water is extremely important, but for something so essential to the human body, there’s so many excuses that we make that get in the way of staying adequately hydrated. For example, we moan that it doesn’t have a taste, we state that we always forget, or we complain that drinking more water will mean that we have to go use the bathroom every 20 minutes. Now though, it’s time to swallow those excuses. Below are 9 tips that’ll help you consume more water.



1. Add Some Flavor to Your Pitcher

Drinking several glasses of water each day can be a bit of a chore when every cup is tasteless. Therefore, you should add some flavor to it by adding some lemon, grapefruit, strawberries, ginger, celery, cucumber, mint, lavender, or basil to your pitcher.

2. Drink a Glass after Every Bathroom Break

Start a habit of linking water with some your most common daily activities. For example, after leaving the bathroom, stop by the kitchen and drink a glass of water. Or, if you have a water cooler at home, every time you pass it, fill up a cup.

3. Use an App to Track Your Cups

Keeping count of how many glasses you drink in a day can be easy if you download the right free app. For example, Daily Water Free or Carbodroid will give you daily reminders and alarms.


4. Dilute Sugary Drinks with Water and Ice
9 Easy Ways to Drink More Water

If drinking juice, iced tea or lemonade is a daily habit, water it down a bit with water and a big helping of ice. You’ll get the sweetness you crave along with a healthy dose of water.

5. Keep a Gallon Jug Nearby

It’s easy to remember to drink water when the source is nearby. Keep a gallon jug or large flask by your bed at home, and on the kitchen counter as a constant reminder to drink water.

6. Invest in a Filter

Filtered water tastes better than that which comes straight out a tap or water fountain. Therefore, it’s worthwhile to invest in a system for your kitchen sink and for your portable bottle.


7. Choose Sparkling Water or Mineral Water Over Soda

This sparkling drink is just as good for you as drinking water. Add a squeeze of lemon or lime juice, and it’s basically like drinking a fancy cocktail.

8. Eat Water-Rich Foods
9 Easy Ways to Drink More Water

One cheeky way to increase the amount of water you consume on a daily basis is to eat your H2O. Add fruits and vegetables that are high in water content to you shopping list. Some top picks include cucumber, watermelon, and grapefruit.

9. Stick to a One-to-One Rule When Drinking Alcohol

You’ve probably heard the drinking rule: for every cup of alcohol, drink a cup of water. This is a great strategy to avoid a hangover, but you can also use it to make sure you get plenty of H2O into your body to balance out sugar-packed mixers and syrups.


Source: self
Images: depositphotos

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