It’s easy to forget to drink water, but it’s just as important as eating food. Water helps maintain your body temperature and flush out toxins, so hydration is key. In this article, we’ll go over some simple ways you can drink more water everyday:
Set timers on your phone.
One of the simplest ways to make sure you’re drinking enough water is to set yourself a timer. You can do this with a regular kitchen timer or even your phone’s built-in timer app, but if you’re looking for something more convenient and portable, consider adding a watch with an alarm function to your shopping list. There are so many different types of watches out there: you could go for something classic and elegant, like this beautiful stainless steel watch from Citizen, or if it’s comfort and ease that matters most when it comes to wearing something on your wrist all day long, this Casio model has everything you need (and nothing you don’t).
Add fruit or herbs to your water.
- Add fruit to your water. Adding fresh lemon, lime or cucumber to your water can help you drink more of it. Citrus fruits are thought to aid digestion and help keep the body hydrated.
- Add herbs to your water. Mint is a popular choice, but basil, rosemary or any other herb you have on hand will also do the job!
If you’re really craving a fruity flavour, use whole fruit instead of juice because they contain fibre that slows down absorption into the bloodstream so that you feel full longer than if you were drinking juice only (which has less fibre). If citrus is all that’s available in your kitchen, then add just one wedge of lemon or lime per glass for some extra zing!
Eat more whole foods.
Eating more whole foods is the best way to drink more water. This can be done in a few different ways, including:
- Eat more fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are high in fibre, which helps you feel full longer, so it’s easier to stay away from overeating. They’re also low in calories—so they won’t make you gain weight—and high in water content (which means they have lots of H20).
- Eat less processed food. Processed foods are higher in calories than whole foods, which means that if you eat them instead of eating more whole foods like fruits and veggies, they’ll make your body hold onto fat more easily. They also tend not to have much fibre or other nutrients because they haven’t been grown organically or allowed time for their nutritional value to develop over time before being harvested; therefore, their caloric density is higher than whole natural foods!
Pick a reusable bottle you like.
The first step to drinking more water is choosing a reusable bottle you like. You don’t have to spend much money on a fancy new water bottle, but you want one that fits your lifestyle and budget.
For example, if you are an avid runner or cyclist who likes to take long hikes at the park, then getting a wide-mouthed bottle with a loop for hanging will be helpful for you. If you are an office worker who needs something small enough in size and shape that it fits into your bag easily, then maybe get something smaller in diameter than normal.
If you aren’t sure what kind of bottles work best with your daily routine yet, try out several different styles until you find one that works well!