It shouldn’t be a chore, but sometimes, it can be easy to forget. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to remind yourself to drink more water throughout the day.
Make it a HabitPlace a glass near your bed and sip it right away when you wake up in the morning. Or, drink a glass right after you get out of the shower. Fill up a cup every time you pass the water fountain at work. An act as simple as leaving out a glass of water may be the visual cue you need to help you remember. Building drinking water into your daily routine will make it feel like a no-brainer.
Track Your IntakeWhen you treat it like a game, it can be a lot more fun. Plus, tracking your actual intake can be a wake-up call if you’ve never been aware just how little water you’ve been drinking.
Download a free smartphone app to set daily reminders and alarms and mark off when you’ve finished a glass. Or, buy your own water bottle and bring it with you everywhere, marking timely goals right on the bottle with tape or a label maker. Either way, seeing your progress visually can be a fun way to cheer yourself on.
Make it Taste Even Better!Tap water tastes great. But if you’re not used to drinking plain water all day, it can seem like a difficult adjustment. Luckily, it’s easy to add healthful flavors to your water by dropping fruits, vegetables or herbs into a pitcher.
Health experts also say that you can count your morning coffee or tea into your daily water count. That’s because they still hydrate you, despite their diuretic effect.
If drinking water all day still seems tough, feel free to ease into it. You can do this by making yourself a one-for-one promise: for every cup of juice or soda you drink, you’ll drink one glass of water. The glasses will add up before you know it.
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