If you are like most people, you probably don’t stay hydrated during your busy day The daily recommended amount of water intake is about eight 8 oz. glasses, or half a gallon. Most people drink well below this amount, which causes them to be chronically dehydrated.
Some symptoms of mild to moderate dehydration include being sleepy during the day, headaches, dry skin, dizziness, a sticky sensation in your mouth, muscle cramps, and more. If you want to avoid these unpleasant side effects, you need to up your water intake through the day. Here are ten ways to stay hydrated during your busy day.
Staying hydrated reduces stress in your body.
10. Stay Hydrated by Bringing a Glass Water Bottle to Work
Make it a habit to bring a glass water bottle with you to work and refill it throughout the day. If your water bottle has a built-in filter, that’s even better. This way you can use a glass bottle and refill it
9. Eat More Fruit
Your entire water intake doesn’t have to come from water itself. You can also snack on fruit throughout the day to contribute towards your water consumption. Fruits like watermelon, citrus fruits, peaches, cantaloupe, raspberries, and strawberries have more than 85% water content, and they taste great. Although they do have high sugar content as well.
8. Make Water a Habit
You may not be able to reach your water-drinking goals right when you begin your commitment to drinking more water, but if you link it to things you already do it’s easier to make it a habit. Link it to habits like brushing your teeth, when you first get up, during your mid-morning break, during lunch, with dinner, or any other time you have a break for some water.
7. Stay Hydrated by Enjoying Naturally Infused Water
To make drinking water more fun, you can add lime, strawberries, orange slices, or even vegetables like cucumber with some fresh mint. Let the flavor infuse overnight in your fridge for a tasty treat you will look forward to in the morning.
6. Cut Down On Sugary And Caffeinated Drinks
You may not realize this, but there are some drinks that can actually dehydrate you or hinder your body’s ability to keep hydrated. These drinks include coffee, soda, and alcohol. Cut down on these options and focus on more helpful drinks like water or fresh juice or vegetable smoothies.
5. Let Your Phone Help
It can be easy to forget to drink water while you’re busy during the day, now there are plenty of apps that can help you track your water drinking habits and let you know when to drink more, it will be easy to keep up with your goals. You could even just set reminders for yourself in your alarm clock to drink water at designated times.
4. Get Support from Friends and Family
Tell your friends and family that you are making a serious effort to drink more water, and they will happily offer their support. They can text you at work with a friendly reminder when you need that extra push, and they may even want to join you in your experience. They can also point you in a more hydrating way when you reach for that extra coffee or glass of wine.
3. Stick With Water At Restaurants
Every time you sit down to lunch at a restaurant, remember that you don’t need to pay the extra money to order a drink. You can enjoy some refreshing ice water for free, and the staff will refill your glass as soon as they see it is getting low. Get into the habit of ordering water with meals and you will easily drink three or four glasses of water with one meal!
2. Get Fancy With Water
Every now and then, you may enjoy including sparkling mineral water in your water routine. You will almost feel like you are drinking soda, even when this water has no sugar. Unlike with soda, the effervescence of mineral water is created by naturally contained gases, so you can enjoy it guilt-free.
1. Listen To Your Body
If you notice yourself feeling tired, achy, irritable or hungry during meals, it’s a signal you could use some water. Don’t ignore these hints—drink some water right away and you will find yourself feeling better!
What you’re go to way to stay hydrated?