Easy Ways to Drink More Water Every Day
The year is coming to a close, and a shiny new 2020 is right behind it! For many people, this means one thing: time to make those New Year's resolutions. Since many resolutions tend to be health-oriented, it comes as no surprise that one of the top things people tend to do at the start of a new year is to try to drink more water.
Why do we struggle so much with drinking an adequate amount of water, anyway? After all, water is the most natural hydrating substance on Earth, and it is something that our body needs in order to survive. Yet many of us find ourselves drinking far less water than we should be, supplementing it with less-than-healthy alternatives like soda, or simply forgetting to drink anything at all during the day because we're so darn busy! If you, like countless other people around the globe, want to make drinking more water a goal for 2020, here are some easy ways to help you keep that resolution all year long!
Clean up your act
You may have a funny taste in your water, and perhaps even started to ignore it over the years. But on a subconscious level, it can make you start to dislike water. Try water filtration or treatment to get your water back to fresh, pure and delicious!
Bathroom break? Take a drink!
No matter how busy you are each day, we all have to go to the bathroom! Form a healthy habit by drinking water each time you get up from your desk for a bathroom break. It's an easy way to incorporate the habit into your daily routine. Plus, since the more water you drink, the more you'll probably have to visit the bathroom, it will become an easy, healthy cycle to follow. Soon it will become second nature to drink water every time nature calls.
Add some flavor
Let's face it - water doesn't taste like anything. While some people love that crisp, fresh taste of pure water, others need a little more flavor in their drinks, which leads them to opt for unhealthy beverage alternatives. Why not have the best of both worlds? Naturally flavor your water by infusing fruit, veggies, spices, or herbs into a specially-made carafe. Next thing you know, you'll actually be craving some delicious, naturally-flavored water!
Just add water
Sweet, sugary drinks like lemonade, iced tea, or juice can be quite refreshing and delicious on their own, but they can pack an extra-hydrating punch when diluted with water! You'll be amazed at how good these drinks still taste even after adding water- and you'll have a whole new way to increase your water intake without saying goodbye to the beverages you love best.
Drinking more water not only helps improve your body's function and keeps you healthy and hydrated, but it also produces amazing short-term benefits like radiant skin, increased energy, and an overall feeling of vibrancy. As an added bonus, drinking water can help you achieve any weight-loss goals you've set for yourself in the new year. It's a win-win!