Water is even more vital than food for maintaining human health; yet so many people fall short of consuming the daily-suggested amount. Sixty percent of the average adult body is made up of water and it is necessary to have at least eight glasses of water per day in order to sustain that percentage. Aside from keeping you alive, it supports weight loss, gives your skin a healthy glow and energizes your brain to keep you alert and positive throughout the day. Water does it all. So why is it such a struggle to consume the right amount?
During the daily grind it’s easy to forget that simply drinking a glass or two of water will get you through the day. Here are a few ways to incorporate the simple act into your routine:
Wake Up and Take a Drink!
Pour yourself a glass before you go to bed. Set it by your alarm clock so that, after hitting the snooze button a few times, you can drink the glass without even having to get out of bed.
Have Fresh Water at Your Fingertips!
Home water delivery in Atlanta is almost a requirement if you want to stay hydrated without buying hundreds of bottled of water at the store each week. It’s a great way to keep fresh, crisp water on hand at all times and it’s a refreshing change from Atlanta municipal tap water.
Invest in a Fancy Water Bottle!
If you love your water bottle, you’ll be more inclined to remember to take it with you and use it! Choose something easy to carry that fits in with your lifestyle.
Set a Schedule!
Set an alarm on your phone to remind you to drink at least one glass every hour, starting when you arrive at work. By the end of the workday, you will have reached your daily goal.
Infuse It with Your Favorite Fruits!
Sticking a few kiwi slices or lemon wedges in your bottle gives it a little something extra to kick your taste buds into action. If you’re worried about bits of fruit floating around in your water, there are several bottles available that keep the food bits contained while still letting the delicious fruit flavors out to mix with your water.
Have a Salad with Raw Veggies at Dinner!
Cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, bell peppers and other standard salad toppings are full of water. Although they won’t replace your daily intake on their own, getting into a routine of having a fresh garden salad with your dinner slips in some extra water at the end of the day.
Finish All Those Half-Empty Glasses!
We know the routine: you fill a glass, drink a little, leave on the counter and slip it into the dog bowl or plant pot later when you’re trying to clean up. Instead, try consolidating it into one glass for a final glass of the day!
Take a Sip After You Rinse!
You’ve brushed your teeth and you’re ready for bed; before you fill that glass for your morning glass (see: Morning Grind), fill it up and take another swig.
This may seem difficult at first but after a few weeks (or even days!), you’ll find it easier and easier to incorporate water into your daily grind. You may even start to wonder how you went so long without your eight glasses every day!
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