Regular consumption of water throughout the day is essential for the functioning of our bodies. And it becomes all the more critical when the good weather arrives. Here are the best tips to integrate it into our daily lives.
Our body is composed of water at more than 60%. We regularly lose liquids through urine, breathing, and perspiration. To make up for this shortfall, it is essential to drink water at will, while limiting sweet or sweetened drinks and alcohol. Try drinking without thirst, especially if it is hot and checking the “senior” box. Ideally, it recommended drinking 1 to 1.5 liters of water per day. Here are some tips to get there.
Set alarm clocks
Suppose you are looking for a radical solution to drink more water, regular schedule wake-ups during the day. And if you need an even more rigorous system, use a marker to indicate water levels and time limits on your bottle to find out how much water you need to consume. This military method should be proven.
There is one reason why drinks in bars almost always served with straw: you drink more, and faster. Apply the same trick to your water consumption, using a reusable straw made of stainless steel or bamboo. You will be well hydrated before you even realize it!
Find the perfect bottle
The more you love your water bottle, the more likely you are to use it every day. Go for a stainless steel water bottle, the size you want, with designs you like. This way, you are less likely to forget it.
Drink before you get thirsty
Thirst is not a good indicator of hydration status. By the time it occurs, the body has already lost too much water, and you may feel tired. Take a bottle of water with you everywhere and drink regularly to avoid this feeling.
Boost your drink
If you want to vary the pleasures, try to integrate different flavors into your water. Lemon, lime, oranges, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, mint, basil, lavender, cucumber, watermelon … there are perfumes for all tastes!
Foods with high water content such as cucumber, lettuce, celery, radish, watermelon, tomato, spinach, peppers, strawberries, broccoli, zucchini, and other raw fruits and vegetables, can contribute to your daily water intake. Don’t hesitate to incorporate them into your meals.