Water: you need it, but how do you get enough of it? Get fun with it and make water the best parts of your day!
There’s no doubt that our bodies need water. In fact, up to 60% of an adult body is made up of water! It flushes out toxins, keeps us hydrated, relieves fatigue, can cure headaches, and helps keep our skin clear -- just to name a few. While we all know the benefits of water and try to drink as much as possible, sometimes it’s not that easy. Between having a busy job, forgetting to drink, or not having it readily available, we can lose valuable benefits by not having enough water!
Here are some tips to help you stay hydrated!
Do not use artificial water enhancers, but instead focus on all-natural ingredients. It’s easier than you think! The first step is to be prepared. Whether you are using a large pitcher or individual containers, you can prepare flavored water ahead of time so that it’s always readily available. Try steeping your water with these flavor combinations:
Citrus – sliced lemons, oranges, and limes
Raspberry mint – use frozen or fresh raspberries and fresh mint leaves.
Strawberry lemonade – use frozen or fresh strawberries and lemon slices.
Cucumber melon – sliced English cucumbers and cubed watermelon
Strawberry kiwi – use frozen or fresh sliced strawberries and freshly sliced kiwis
Make Fancy Ice Cubes
Similar to flavoring your water, making fancy ice cubes gives you the option to flavor your water differently with every glass! In an ice cube tray, add fruit puree with a little bit of water and freeze. When you’re ready to drink some water, just choose your ice flavor and add to your glass! You can also freeze whole berries in ice, so, as it melts you get a slight flavor from the fruit. Hosting a party and want pretty water? Freeze FLOWERS in the ice cubes so that you have floating flowers in your water picture. I promise you that people will drink a lot of water. The best thing to do is to get creative! You can also boost your water with nutritive power by adding a splash of Immune Shield to your ice cubes.
Buy Fun Cups and Water Bottles
It seems as though every store is now selling water bottles – capitalize on this! Look for extra-large water bottles that have cool designs and cute slogans that will make you want to carry it around and show it off! Not a fan of water bottles? Look for reusable cups that have reusable straws to keep you sipping away all day. Don’t want to drink out of plastic? Use mason jars! Not only are they super cute, but because they are small, they are easy to carry around. Stay BPA free!
Start Your Morning Off Right
Morning water therapy could be the answer for you hitting your water drinking goal.
Ever see bodybuilders carrying around gallon jugs with permanent marker times labeled on them? Try doing the same! You don’t have to use a gallon jug, but instead, use masking tape to mark off how much you want to drink by certain times. You can also set timers on your phone to remind you to drink water. Keep in mind to set amounts that are realistic to what you will drink in a day as you don’t want to overwhelm yourself. Keeping track of how much water you drink is a great way to hit your water goals and make sure that you are getting all the great benefits that water has to offer!