In extreme survival conditions, we may be able to survive without food, but not without water. So, what is the importance of drinking water?
Our organs and cells, including our cartilage and blood, perform important functions for our body, and they need water to function properly. Water also helps regulate our temperature, maintain blood pressure, prevent kidney damage, flushes body waste, and improve our skin tone.
But how much water should you drink every day?
While it is generally recommended to drink at least two liters of water daily, the amount of water you need depends on your lifestyle. A person with an active lifestyle will need more water than those who are not active. Older people and breast-feeding mothers need to keep an eye on their water intake as well. Regardless of the circumstances, you should be drinking enough water to quench your thirst when you are thirsty.
Without enough water, you will experience headaches, hunger, bad mood, or have trouble concentrating. Here are 10 ways to build healthy water drinking habits.
- Use a reusable water bottle
Some find it troublesome having to refill their glasses often. To make it easier, just buy a big reusable water bottle—preferably a 1L bottle—and make sure that you refill it at least once and finish the second round of water by the end of the day.
- Sip from your bottle throughout the day
Hit your hydration goals by sipping on water throughout the day. Reaching for water consistently will help hydrate your lips and may even keep your breath fresher.
- Set up reminders
Sometimes we forget, sometimes we’re too focused on the task at hand. A simple way to build water drinking habits is to set a water drinking schedule on your phone along with reminders.
- Drink a glass of water after waking up and before going to bed
If reminders don’t work for you, keep a glass of water by your bedside so that you can drink it after you wake up and before you go to bed.
- Drink a glass of water before each meal
It is common to have a drink when we have our meals. To ensure you are hydrating enough, go the extra step and drink a glass of water before you eat.
- Drink a glass of water every hour
We spend eight hours a day at work and as we move around the office to stretch our legs, make it a habit to finish a glass of water.
- Drink a glass of water while waiting for your coffee to brew or while cooking
Take advantage of your waiting time while brewing your coffee or cooking. Grab a glass of water and drink while you wait.
- Flavour your water
If you need something extra to help you drink more, adding some fruits into your water may help. Some popular flavours include lemon, strawberry, and cucumber-lime.
- Replace other drinks with water
Instead of unhealthy beverages like soda which contain high sugar levels that are detrimental to your health, replace it with water.
- Keep water bottles filled up around the house
Having water bottles in your line of sight can serve as a visual reminder for you to drink your water. Leave your water bottles where you’re most active - on the coffee table, by your bedside table, and on your work desk.
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