6 Easy Ways To Drink More Water (#3 Is Genius!)


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6 Easy Ways To Drink More Water

Our bodies are made up of 60% water, which makes you realise just how important it is to ensure you are drinking enough water to function. We give you 6 expert ways to drink more water throughout your day.

Let’s get real for a second - our bodies are literally made up of 60% water. That’s more than half of our entire being! This means that we need to drink water as a matter of urgency for the sake of our health and wellbeing. Our bodies quite literally cannot function without water.

And despite how vital it is for all of us to stay hydrated, there are a number of things that keep us from reaching for that H2O. From meetings, deadlines, and busy schedules, we tend to grab a coffee (and in some cases, a cocktail) instead of a glass of water.

And we get it. But the thing is, it’s necessary for you to drink more water. More than you realise...

Why do I need to drink more water?

If more than half of our bodies are made up of water, it’s pretty obvious as to why rehydrating regularly is so important.

But to further fuel your drive to drink more water, here are some fast facts on the benefits of drinking water:

  1. Water can help you control calories and lead to weight loss
  2. Water helps you stay energised and focused
  3. Water helps your skin look good (get that natural glow all day long)
  4. Water helps to improve your digestive system functioning
  5. Water keeps your joints healthy
  6. Water helps relieve headaches
  7. Water keeps your mind alert and focused

How much water do I need to drink every day?

A lot of people ask how much water they need to drink every day. The truth is, there is no simple answer to this question.

The exact answer will depend on how active you are (the more you sweat the more you need to drink), your weight, health status, gender and where you live.

In most cases, the suggested recommended daily water intake is 2 litres a day.

Simple tips to drink more water during the day

1. Drink water when you wake up and when you get home from work

We get how busy our schedules can get. Running in between meetings, responding to emails and meeting deadlines often leads us missing meals, let alone remembering to drink water.

A simple trick to drink more water is to drink a glass or two of water as you wake up and then a few more glasses when you get home. This is a great way to ensure you are still getting enough water.

2. Drink water with every meal

Drinking a glass of water before a meal will not only improve your health and digestion, but it will also prevent you from overeating. Chug back an entire glass before every meal and then sip on another glass of water while you’re eating.

Read: 3 Simple Heart-Healthy Recipes For Your Family

3. Set an alarm on your phone to remind you to drink water

This trick might be simple, but it is certainly effective.

Set an alarm on your phone to drink a glass of water every 2 hours.

There are some super smartphone apps that you can download for free to remind you to drink more water. This might be better than a reminder for some people.

4. Buy a big bottle to store your water in

Having a 1-litre bottle of water on your desk means you only need to fill this up twice to ensure you are getting enough water.

Plus this is a visual reminder to drink your water.

5. Add some fresh fruit to your water

If you don’t like the taste of water, then you are not alone.

You can spike your water with some fresh slices of lemon, cucumber, mint, strawberry or even oranges. This gives is a natural flavour and might just encourage you to drink more water. Play around with the flavours and find a combination that best suits your taste buds.

6. Refill your bottle the moment you finish it

This useful hack is actually incredibly helpful. Far too often we tend to finish our water bottles and then get sucked into work, which leads us to forget to fill them up. The moment you take that last sip is the moment you need to refill your bottle.

Plus, having to walk to the water cooler to refill your bottle is also a great little break from your desk and helps you burn some extra calories for the day!

Taking regular breaks from our desks and from our work is a great way to come up with fresh ideas and give our minds a little time to rest and recover.

In fact, experts suggest that you should take a break every 60 minutes. Stand up, refill your water, jump up and down and take a few deep breaths to reenergize and realign.

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