5 Tips to Help You Drink More Water
by Cindy Chung on Aug 22, 2023
Staying hydrated is a key component of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Proper hydration not only helps regulate body temperature but also supports a variety of other biological functions.
Failure to replenish the fluids lost through urine, skin, and lungs can lead to dehydration, which can cause various symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, and reduced athletic performance. To ensure you're getting enough fluids, the recommended daily intake of fluid in the UK is 6-8 glasses per day, which equates to roughly 1.2 litres.
That's why we've put together some of our favourite tips on ways to drink more water. By adding these small changes, you can make sure you're getting the fluids your body needs to function at its best:
1. Carry a 1L bottle with you.
Always have water on hand by carrying a 1L bottle of Actiph Water with you. It serves as a reminder to drink water throughout the day, and the size ensures you have an adequate supply to last you for a good portion of the day. This will help you stay hydrated whether you’re at work, running errands, or working out.
2. Drink water before and after meals.
Drinking a glass of water before and after meals can help you stay hydrated and can also aid digestion. Sometimes, our bodies confuse thirst with hunger. By having a glass of water before your meal you can better gage your hunger levels. Keep a glass of water on your table while you eat and make it a habit to drink water before and after each meal.
3.Drink water first thing in the morning.
Starting your day with water has a multitude of benefits. Drinking water on an empty stomach aids in the elimination of toxins that have accumulated overnight. As you make drinking water in the morning a part of your routine, you may notice improvements in your skin’s complexion and overall mental performance over time.
4. Keep a bottle of Actiph on your bedside table.
Placing a bottle of Actiph on your bedside table serves as a visual cue to drink water first thing in the morning. When water is readily accessible, you’re more likely to form a habit. Consider making it a part of your morning routine: wake up, reach for a bottle, and take a few sips before you get out of bed. This sets a positive tone for the rest of the day and reinforces the importance of hydration.
5. Set reminders.
If you often forget to drink water throughout the day, setting reminders can help you drink water at regular intervals. Use technology to your advantage by scheduling alarms or reminders on your phone or smartwatch. These reminders prompt you to pause and take a moment to drink water, preventing dehydration even during busy periods.
Remember, your body deserves the best, and proper hydration is an easy way to ensure it's functioning optimally. Consistency is key and gradual habit leads to lasting positive changes.
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