Tips on how to Sip
Here are some tips on how to get more water throughout the day:
Try setting your goal for one litre a day at first. Fill up a one-litre bottle in the morning and make it your goal to finish it by the end of the day. Gradually increase the volume until you can drink two litres a day.
Drink a tall glass of water first thing in the morning
It will help wake you up and energize you for the day.
Drink a small cup every hour
Especially if your job involves sitting at a desk during the day . By the end of the workday you will have consumed almost the recommended amount.
Always have water on hand
Make it a habit to carry a water bottle with you everywhere you go. Keep it in your purse, briefcase or car, and reach for a sip whenever you can.
Drink up any chance you get
Anytime you walk past a water fountain, take a sip. When you get offered something to drink at a meeting or someone’s house, ask for water and try to finish the glass while you are there. All this will add up to give you the recommended amount without your even noticing.
Don’t try to substitute
We’re talking about water here. You know, the natural, beautiful stuff that comes from our glorious mother earth. We’re not talking about coffee, alcohol, or carbonated sodas with a cup of sugar the size of the Empire State Building in every bottle. Repeat – these are not substitutes for water. As a matter of fact, coffee and alcohol are diuretics, remember? They flush the water out of your body leaving you dehydrated. And while sodas can help you with hydration, they are not all that healthy due to added calories, sugar and chemicals.
Add some flavor
If you still feel hesitant about water, try spiking it up a bit. Add a slice of lemon, orange, pineapple, or any other of your favorite juicy fruit to your water. Personally I love adding in a few slices of cucumber in my water. It gives it such a fresh flavor and is more fun to drink.
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