For years, decades even, we’ve been told to drink as much water as possible. Some people say eight cups a day, others say two or three liters. Water is an essential part of the human body. The majority of our body is made up of the stuff. It helps carry things around the internal system and aids with essential movements like digestion. If you don’t drink enough water, you will start to feel fatigued all the time, get constant headaches, feel like your mouth is dry, and so on.
We know that drinking water is essential, yet many of us still fail to get anywhere near the recommended daily amount. So, here are some of my tips to help you drink more water every single day:
Carry a bottle with you at all times
Having a reusable bottle is very handy as you keep water close by. Plus, it encourages you to drink more as you just naturally reach for the bottle and look to empty it. I have a 500ml bottle and try to get through it at least four times a day. There are various bottles available, but I think something like a Chilly’s bottle is ideal. These bottles keep water colder for longer. Honestly, this makes a massive difference. Cold water is so much better and more refreshing to drink, making it easier for you to keep downing it throughout the day.
Filter your tap water
Again, many people don’t drink water because they hate the taste. That sounds weird as it doesn’t really have a taste. However, if you drink tap water, then you often get a metallic or slightly strange aftertaste. This is because tap water can contain some tiny things that alter the taste. They pick these things up through the water pipes, and they are relatively harmless. Still, they make the water taste gross, so you avoid it. The solution is to use a reverse osmosis filter for your tap water. This purifies it, making it taste more like it’s fresh from a stream. As such, you’re more inclined to drink water more frequently.
Flavor your water
Finally, you can flavor your water with some fruit or herbs. Add some strawberries or lemon slices to your water bottle and they naturally infuse it. Some people will even add mint leaves to theirs, but it’s entirely up to you. Now, your water tastes fruity, making it far more enjoyable. You almost forget that you’re drinking water as it seems like you’re drinking fruit juice! When you enjoy the taste of something, you’re far more likely to keep drinking it.
There you go, three tips to help you drink more water. It’s all about keeping water close by and making it taste better. For me, a great practice is to start your day with a bottle of water. Get up, do your morning stretches and flexibility routines, then fill your bottle up with water. Drink it all before you have your cup of coffee. This hydrates you after eight hours of sleeping, and it makes it easier to hit your daily quota of water!