Water makes up about 60 - 70% of our bodies, so it should come as no surprise how important it is for us to constantly stay hydrated. However, it’s not always easy to remember to drink enough water, know exactly how much your body requires, or even reach for a glass when you’re not thirsty. That’s why we’re here with several easy ways to ensure you increase your fluid intake and stay hydrated even during the hottest temperatures.
Set A Clear Goal For Your Daily Intake
On average, men need about 3.7 liters of fluids a day, while women require about 2.7 liters. These numbers slightly differ for body types, temperatures, and how active one is, but generally, that’s how much is required to maintain hydration. Start by setting a clear goal for your daily intake, so your mind and body are prepared.
Set Constant Reminders
In the heat of the moment, it’s easy to forget to drink water, especially if you’re not feeling thirsty. Setting constant reminders can do wonders to increase your daily fluid intake. Try posting sticky notes around your kitchen, on your mirrors, or at your desk, or consider going paperless with several reminders throughout the day on your mobile phone.
Make Water an Alternative to Unhealthy Drinks
Out with the sports drinks, soft drinks, and sugary juices, and in with the H2O! Your body really doesn’t need that excess sugar. Opt for a refreshing glass of water instead and watch how much easier it is to maintain your health and hydration.
Drink Water Before Eating
Drinking a glass of water about 30 minutes prior to each meal not only adds to your daily intake, but will also help you avoid overeating due to false cravings and will aid digestion.
Consume Foods That Are High in Water
One of the easiest ways to consume more water without even noticing it is by eating your daily intake. Yes, you read that right. There are foods rich in H2O that can help add to your daily intake. Include more lettuce, celery, broccoli, strawberries, pineapple, watermelon, blueberries, and more water-rich foods in your diet and get ready for a hydrated and healthier lifestyle.
Invest in a Reusable Water Bottle
Who wouldn’t want to drink from a reusable bottle that comes in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, and helps reduce plastic waste?
LOCH bottles help cut down on the billions of plastic bottles that are littered or harm our beautiful every year. The stainless steel bottles come in a range of vibrant colors to help make your health and hydration fun and convenient.
Whether it’s snacking on lettuce throughout the day or sipping from a fun reusable bottle, making sure you stay hydrated doesn’t have to be chore.
P.S. This is a reminder that you might be due for another glass of water soon!