Water is an essential element to all living organisms on the planet, so of course you should try to drink more! Drinking ample amounts of water delivers several health benefits, from hydrating our organs and lubricating our joints, to regulating our body temperature, protecting our spinal cord and other sensitive tissues, and eliminating waste from our bodies through bathroom breaks, sweat, and more. Although there are infinite reasons why you should drink more water and encourage others to do the same, getting in the habit can be a bit challenging for some.
Continue reading to learn some helpful tips on how you can drink more water on a daily basis.
Daily Fluid Intake
And although there are no official recommendations for how much plain water adults should drink on a daily basis, also referred to as “DFI” or “daily fluid intake”, the FDA does recommend to drink it every day. Daily fluid intake recommendations vary depending on several factors, including age, gender, pregnancy, breastfeeding stage, and more. According to the CDC, a healthy person meets their daily fluid intake by simply drinking when thirsty, drinking with every meal, and maintaining a well-balanced diet.
How to Drink More Water
Getting into the habit of drinking more water can be difficult, especially if you do not like the taste. Fortunately, there are several tips and tricks you can use to change the way your mind perceives drinking water. Here are some you can try starting today!
💧 Use Water Flavoring Products
If you do not like the taste of water, or wish to abate a sugar habit, try some water flavoring products or concentrates, such as Crystal Lightâ powder packets, or MIOâ liquid drops. Not only do they taste great and cost very little, they are easy to tote around anywhere.
💧 Enhance Your Water
You can also add fresh fruit and herbs to your water to enhance the flavor. This allows you to enjoy water and be creative, all at the same time! Try mint leaves, fresh thyme, cucumber slices, lemon and lime wedges, cherries, and any other fruit or herb you love.
💧 Buy a Water Bottle
When you make the choice to purchase a quality, reusable water bottle, it may help to encourage and remind you to drink more water. Not only are they pretty and available in a vast array of colors and designs, they are manufactured to keep water cool and fresh for hours.
💧 Freeze Plastic Water Bottles
If you like to have ice cold water all day long, but do not have immediate access to ice cubes, try freezing a few bottles of water and then let them thaw throughout the day. Your water will remain ice cold for hours on end, and you will never have to refill an ice tray every again.
💧 Opt for Free Drinks
When you go out to eat, regardless of dine-in or take out, try to order a water as your designated drink. Not only will this save you money because water is free, it will establish a positive habit of drinking water with your meals, which can linger for the rest of your life.
💧 Purify Your Water
When your tap water tastes better, you are more likely to drink more. So, implement a water conditioning plan into your home, such as a whole house water filter, water purification or reverse osmosis. These water treatments will eliminate all the stuff in tap water that makes it taste bad.
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