5 Simple Ways To Drink More WaterWellbeing
Being well hydrated is one of the most simple ways to look after your body each day, so we are back today with 5 simple ways to drink more water.
Ensuring you drink the correct amount of water each day is essential for many different reasons. Staying hydrated helps to regulate your body temperature, keep your joints lubricated to reduce the risk of injury when exercising, prevent infections, supports effective delivery of nutrients around your body, and most importantly keep your vital organs functioning to their optimum levels. In addition to these physical benefits, keeping hydrated can also improve sleep quality, mood and general wellbeing.
5 Simple Ways To Drink More Water
1. Create an easy to follow routine
One of the most simple ways to drink more water is to establish a daily routine to make drinking water more manageable. You could set yourself certain times of day they you refill your reusable water bottle, such as 11am, 2pm and 4pm, and then this will prompt you to make sure you have drunk enough water ahead of the next refill by consuming the whole bottle each time. You can also try drinking water at the same time in the same place every day to make it easier to squeeze into your daily activities – such as a each morning with your breakfast, then again at your midmorning break, more with your lunch, again with dinner and then two glasses during the evening while watching TV.
2. Invest in a nice reusable water bottle
Finding drinking this much water boring? or just can’t find the motivation to start? As silly as it sounds, treating yourself to a new reusable water bottle could be just the kick start you need. There are loads of different options of reusable water bottles on the market that could be a simple way to drink more water. We love the the Quokka Double Walled Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle (630ml bottle in Seashore, shown below). Find one or two reusable water bottles actually like, and you’ll find yourself carrying it around everywhere in no time.
3. Use your phone
Anther simple way to drink more water is to use your smartphone to help you keep track of how many glasses of water you’ve had that day. Free apps such as like My Fitnesses Pal allow you to log your water intake and how much you have left for the day. Alternatively, if apps aren’t your thing, you could set a phone reminder linked to your schedule to remind your to drink your water.
4. Add some flavour to your water
We know that drinking just plain water for days on end can get a little boring, so another great ways to support you in your quest to drink more water is to add a little natural flavour to your drink a few times a days. Some water bottles are designed for fruit infusions, or alternatively you could try freezing some fruit and using it in the place of ice cubes.
5. Purchase a water jug
While using your reusable water bottle is good for the environment, your wallet and meeting your daily water quota, if you are based at a desk for work the frequent refilling can sometimes become a hinderance. Having a water jug sat on your desk throughout the day is convenience at your fingertips. With many jugs including filters, such as the ZeroWater jug that actually allows to you refill the jug while water is still being filtered (shown below, from £24.99), this is not only one of the most simple ways to drink more water, it is also one of the most affordable.