Most people don’t realize how little water they consume. Your body is 60% water, making it the basis of all functions ranging from pushing toxins out of the body to regulating temperature. This year, you need to commit to drinking more water. An easy first step is investing in bottled water delivery in Atlanta to keep you on track. Here’s eight tips to help you drink more in 2018.
Before a Bathroom Break
Tie drinking water in to your routine by linking it to a daily habit. Getting up from your desk for a bathroom break? Chug a glass of water on the way back to your desk. Every time you pass the water cooler, fill up a cup.
Sip Before Every Meal
Drinking water before each meal can actually help curb your appetite. When you drink water before eating, it provides a sense of fullness, so you don’t consume as much.
If you find it boring to gulp down plain water, spice it up with some natural flavors. Add a bit of excitement by dunking fresh fruit (berries and lemons), vegetables (cucumber and ginger) and herbs (basil and mint) to your glass. This keeps things interesting and inspires you to drink more.
There’s an App for That
Keeping track of how many glasses you’ve finished can be fun and easy with the help of a free app. It can send you daily reminders and alarms to keep you accountable for drinking more water.
Dilute Sugary Beverages
If you have a hankering for something other than water, like a lemonade or tea, simply water down the drink with a little bit of water. You still get the sweetness you’re craving but with less sugar.
Eat Water-Rich Foods
One of the sneakiest ways to increase your water intake in 2018 is to eat your water. Add fruits and vegetables to your daily diet that have high-water content. Some of the most common picks include grapefruit (91% water), cucumber (96% water), zucchini (95% water) and watermelon (92% water).
1 to 1
For every alcoholic beverage you consume, turn up one glass of water. Not only will this help you avoid a hangover the next day, but it’s also a way to ensure you’re staying hydrated.
Marked Water Bottle
Sometimes, noon strikes and you realize you haven’t had a drop of water all day. Use a bottle that’s marked with ounces or hours to help you reach your personal water goal each day.
You can also use rubber bands to illustrate the water you’ve consumed. Every time you finish the designated serving, add a rubber band to the bottle. It’s fun to see how much you’ve accomplished at the end of the day.
These tips are sure to keep you drinking water all year long. Lipsey Water has been serving the metro Atlanta area for 30 years, bringing fresh, healthy spring water directly to our customers. Experience the Lipsey Water difference for yourself with a free two-week trial. Contact us or call us at 770-449-0001 to get started today!