This might be a lot more water than you’re used to drinking. If so, try gradually increasing your water intake until you reach your target. Also, a gradual increase gives your body time to adjust so you’re not running to the bathroom every 5 minutes!
Still, it may be hard for you to drink enough water each day. For that reason, here’s a list of 7 tips to make it easier to drink more water.
7 Tips on How to Drink More Water
1. Drink a glass upon waking
The best time to drink water is first thing in the morning. You’re already thirsty so it’s the perfect time to hydrate and get a head start on the rest of the day.
1. Keep water nearby
Fill up a bottle of water at the start of the day. Then keep it near you all day long and refill it as soon as it’s empty. You’ll find yourself drinking more water just because it’s accessible!
3. Get a bigger bottle
A bigger bottle makes you drink more without thinking because you’ll feel the need to finish it. Another benefit is you don’t have to refill it as often.
Similarly, you’ll drink more from a bottle with a larger opening simply because the water comes out faster!
4. Make it a game
Try to make drinking water more fun. For example, mark lines on the side of your bottle to serve as targets throughout the day. Or make it a rule to finish 1 liter before you can eat lunch, and so on.
5. Add a little flavor
Some people struggle to drink water because it tastes bland. But don’t let that stop you. Try adding zero sugar flavoring to give it a boost. Better yet, infuse your water with pieces of fruit or a few drops of lemon juice.
7. Drink before you’re thirsty
By the time you’re thirsty your body has already lost some water. Maybe not to the level of dehydration, but enough to hinder your performance. So be proactive and drink continuously throughout the day even if you’re not thirsty.
7. Swap out other drinks
Lastly, I encourage you to ditch the soda. You’ll be healthier with that one choice. Then cut back on other drinks like coffee, juices, and shakes if you need to.
Additionally, if you’re like me and you drink multiple shakes each day just make them smaller. It’s a simple way to make room for more water.
Now you know why water is so important. You calculated your daily water intake. And you learned how to drink more water.
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