It's something we hear left, right and centre “drink more water”. What we do know is that water is the most essential nutrient for maintaining human life. So lets support all our bodily functions and processes by consuming enough water. Want to know how you can increase your water consumption? Here are a few tips to incorporate into your routine.
Invest in a good water bottle
Not only should it be functional, this bottle should be visually appealing as it needs to be something you wont get sick of looking at. Investing in a water bottle that is BPA free, at least 500mls and visually appealing will help increase your daily water consumption target. Knowing the volume of your water bottle will help you hit daily water targets. We absolutely love drinking our water from DropBottles (www.dropbottle.co). You can add your favourite fruits to them, making them a fun way to boost your water intake.
Take a water bottle with you everywhere!
Yes it might get slightly annoying carrying a bottle everywhere you go, perhaps keeping one in the car, one on your desk and one at home is enough. It is important that this bottle is available for you to consume all your watery goodness all day long.
Place a reminder on your phone every hour to keep hydrated. Or if you're really teach savvy you can download one of the many water consumption reminder apps that are available on the app store.
Home made popsicles
On a hot summer day staying hydrated can be easy and taste amazing. Simply add your favourite fruit to a popsicle tray and fill with water or coconut water and place in the freezer. Bring these out on a hot day to quench your thirst and up your fruit intake, they are simple and taste amazing.
Make fruit infused soda water
Replace all flavoured and artificial drinks you would usually consume with a fruit infused soda water. With all the bubbly goodness of soft drink, without the nasty sugars and artificial colours, your body will thank you.
Drink on rising
Drinking a large glass of water as you wake proves beneficial for our health. Not only does our body miss out on all the hydrating water we don’t consume as we sleep, our body needs to be woken up! Drinking water on rising will increase your metabolism, assist with detoxification processes and assist with boosting our energy levels.