6 Ways to Drink More Water Every Day
The key to a healthy lifestyle.
23 June 2016
Drinking an adequate amount of water is the key to leading a healthy lifestyle, as well as having various health benefits. For example, it flushes toxins out of your vital organs, regulates your body temperature, and prevents you from becoming dehydrated.
But how much water should you actually have? While it hard to determine an exact amount, men should drink around 3 litres of liquid everyday, whereas women should drink around 2.2 litres of liquid.
Infuse your water
Water can become a little boring after a while - so adding fruits, vegetables, or herbs can make drinking water more enjoyable. Using these in your water can flush more toxins through your system than regular water, and improves your mood. You can leave your infused water in the fridge overnight to intensify the taste.
Drink with a straw
Drinking water with a straw makes you drink faster and makes you drink larger amounts.
Use your phone to track your progress
Free apps such as Daily Water, Waterlogged, and Water Your Body can track your water consumption throughout the day. Alternatively, you can set alarms or notifications to go off during the day, prompting you to drink.
Always keep a bottle of water within reach
Leaving a bottle of water on your desk at work or in your bag gives you a visual reminder to drink regularly.
Try variations of water
On your next shopping trip, maybe pick up some almond water, coconut water or aloe vera water to try – you might find a new favourite.
Eat foods with a high water content
Water-rich foods like grapefruits, cucumbers, celery, strawberries, and melon can help you to stay healthy and hydrated.
Hopefully these tips will help to make sure you're drinking the right amount of water every day! Do you have any other ways to help you get enough agua? Tell us by emailing editor at expatwoman dot com or using #ExpatWoman on social media!