Thirsty? Do you drink enough water? Did you know you should be drinking 1/2 your body weight in ounces daily?
Let’s be honest, sometimes plain water is boring. Let’s be really honest, sometimes drinking soda is more fun. Here’s some tips that help us stay on track with drinking enough water throughout the day and less tempted to reach for the can.
Invest in a flask
..Hydro Flask that is. Having a reusable water bottle, is a great way to encourage yourself to drink more water. Intuitive? Yes. But what better reminder to drink up when the source is nearby! Keep it at your desk, by your bed, or on the kitchen counter. Wherever you go, that cool water will be waiting.
Find out more about the Hydro Flask difference here.
For a comparable, less expensive option see Costco’s 2 for 1 deal here.
Eat your H20
According to a report by The Food & Nutrition Board, 20% of people’s daily water intake actually comes from food. Though it’s still important to drink plenty of water, quench your thirst with these water rich fruits & vegetables-
- Baby Carrots 90%
- Strawberries, 91%
- Tomatoes, 95%
- Watermelon, 92%
- Cauliflower, 92%
- Cucumber, 96%
- Green Peppers, 94%
Things like soups, smoothies, and oatmeal are also great fluid-filled options. Tip: Next time, try throwing in some chia seeds! Since they absorb about 10x their weight in water, they help your body regulate fluid levels and retain electrolytes, both key in the battle against dehydration.
Fruit-infused water contains the flavor you crave without all that added sugar. Key is to give it time, so throw in your favorite fruit/herbs just before you go to bed to maximize the flavor when you wake up.
Create your own infusion using the following mix-in ideas:
fruit– strawberry, blackberry, cherry, grapefruit, lemon, lime, pineapple
herbs– mint, ginger, lavender, basil
tip: It’s always best to purchase high quality (organic) fruits/veggies. Especially those with the highest concentration of pesticides a.k.a “Dirty Dozen.” Though if you’d rather use conventional, we recommend peeling the skin & or washing before use. Here’s an easy DIY rinse you can do at home->> fruit rinse recipe.
Pair it with an Activity
Start a habit by linking water with some of your most common daily activities. Popping onto Instagram to check those notifications? Take a sip. Constantly checking the clock? Get busy & chug what’s left.
Make it Bubbly
I don’t know why we feel so fancy drinking our bubbly, but we love us some sparkling water! Zero-calories, zero artificial sweeteners and hydrates just as well as regular water. But with a little more zing.
Some of our favorites…
What’s your favorite way to stay hydrated? If you enjoyed these tips, we’d love to hear from you. Leave us a comment & don’t forget to tag those pictures #saluslifestyles.
Denise & Emily