Easy Ways to Get More Water
We all know that our bodies need water to function properly. We know that doctors suggest eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day and that without proper hydration our bodies organs and systems have trouble functioning. The challenge is that water is pretty boring to drink. It doesn’t taste good and it can be hard to choke down that amount of water. It doesn’t have to be painful.
One Sip at a Time
Instead of refilling an 8-ounce container eight times a day, buy a travel drinking mug that holds a half a pint of fluid. Fill it once in the morning and bring it with you wherever you go. Throughout the day, even if you don’t feel thirsty, take a sip. Just one sip. At the traffic light, waiting to pick the kids up at school, standing in line at the grocery store. Just one sip. By the end of the day, all those single sips will have led you to drinking the entire pint of water.
Water directly from a tap sometimes has an “off” taste to it. Running the water through a filter prior to putting into the travel mug will help remove some of that. A good filter will leave your water tasting fresh and clean. Instead of feeling like you’re trying to choke the water down, the clean crispness will slide down smoothly.
Drinking enough water is like any other health undertaking. It needs to be done one step at a time, or in the case of water, one sip at a time. Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t always drink the full amount, especially at first. Be patient with yourself as your body adjusts to drinking more water than it’s used to having. In the long term, you’ll be healthier for it.
I’m off to get some more water, are you?