5 Ways to Drink More Water

Are you drinking enough water? If not, you run the risk of dehydration, which takes a toll on your body, both inside and out. Every cell in your body needs water to function properly. It helps regulate body temperature and metabolism, and can help transform your body. Proper hydration boosts weight loss by promoting healthy digestion and stimulating lymphatic drainage, which flushes the toxins from your system. Water also promotes healthy kidney function, lubricates muscles and joints, and hydrates our skin. When you don’t drink enough water, your organs suffer and can shut down. Your skin can appear dry and flaky, and you may experience constipation.

Adequate hydration is an absolute must! This means drinking six to eight glasses of water per day, which is especially vital during hot weather or during exercise. Drinking water can seem like a chore sometimes, but it’s all about mindset. Make it a goal to drink more water every day so that you’re adequately hydrated. Here are some tips to help you increase the amount of water you drink and build it into your lifestyle.

1. Wake Up & Hydrate

Make it a habit to drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up. Do this before having coffee, juice or anything else. An excellent option is to drink hot water with lemon. This adds flavor, but more importantly, lemons have diuretic properties, are good for heart health, boost immunity and help balance the body’s pH. Try adding herbs or other ingredients as well, such as honey, lavender, mint, basil, lavender, grated ginger and turmeric.

2. Carry a Water Bottle

Have a water bottle with you at all times so you can sip on the go. Opt for one with measurements and/or inspiring messages so you can keep track of your daily intake and stay motivated.

3. Spike Your Water

If water is too boring for you, add some flavor by steeping or infusing fresh fruit or veggies. REMINDER: Lemon water is an excellent choice because it promotes healthy digestion, combats bloating and boosts detoxification. You can also add some excitement with berries, lime, grapefruit, cucumber slices, or mint. Take it to another level by doing combinations like watermelon-mint, cucumber-basil or strawberry-kiwi.

4. Infuse

Blend #s 3 and 4—invest in an infusion bottle so you can take your delicious flavored water on the go.

5. Make it Like Clockwork

Set your alarm or schedule reminders several times throughout the day to prompt you to drink water.

6. Make it a Ritual

Set aside time each day for enjoying a glass of lemon or fruit-infused water. Enjoy it first thing in the morning before meditation or working out, have it with an afternoon snack or make it like a healthy happy hour break.

Tips like these become habits that can help transform your body. Discover more ways to change your overall health and wellness by working with a nutrition mindset coach.




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