TRACK YOUR H20 INTAKE. Drinking enough water daily is essential for good health and good looks. A handy rule to calculate your water needs is half your bodyweight in ounces. The old rule, eight glasses of eight ounces daily, lacks any scientific basis, and if you think about it, it doesn’t make any sense either. It implies that every person, no matter their height, weight, or activity level, would need the same amount of water. So figure out how many glasses of water you should drink for your bodyweight and then make a plan on how to do that. I know it can be challenging, especially if you have a job that doesn’t allow for frequent bathroom visits. Here are eight tips on how to get your daily water in;
– Drink a glass of lemon water first thing in the mornings (at least 12 oz. glass).
Lemon water helps in digestion and, detoxification and restores the daily vitamin quotient.
– Drink a bottle of water while driving to work.
– Always carry a water bottle with you and determine how often you must refill the bottle in order to reach your daily goal. I like Hydroflask bottles, and their biggest size is 64 oz., which is very convenient.
– If you are home for most of the day and drink tap water, have a piece of paper close to the water source and make a note each time you refill your glass.
– Get an app that tracks your water intake and reminds you if you didn’t track in a certain time frame. Daily Water and My Water are popular and free.
– Drink a bottle of water while driving home from work.
– Always have a glass of water before and after dinner.
– Always have a glass of water with an alcoholic drink.
– Always have a glass of water next to your bed.