You hear the advice all the time: “Drink more water.” But just like with exercise, it can be challenging to build a strong habit. The problem is that dehydration can cause awful symptoms, and you can be dehydrated without being aware of it.
Let’s avoid that. Here are three helpful tips to help yourself remember to drink more water.
Add Some Flavor
If we’re being honest, water can taste a little boring! It’s not always that we forget to drink water—sometimes, we simply have no interest because it’s not necessarily fun to drink. It can feel like a bit of a chore.
One solution to make water more fun is to flavor it. You can use liquid or powdered supplements, or you can even buy water that is already flavored. Many of these supplements or flavored water brands are available at ALDI. One caution: Watch out for unhealthy additives in these products, and stick to natural supplements. There are tons of great options for making your water-drinking experience more interesting without overloading on sugar or calories.
Cut Back on Other Liquids
Another trick for drinking more water is to limit other drinks like soda, juice, and tea. That doesn’t mean you should only drink water. But if you reduce your intake of other drinks, you’ll naturally be drawn to drink more water. For example, if you order food to go, skip the soda and drink water with your meal instead. It’s a simple solution, but it can make a huge difference.
Set Up Reminders for Yourself
Your phone can be an excellent tool for your health. Use your smartphone to set reminders or calendar updates to remind you each day to keep up your healthy water habits. And if you have Alexa or Google Home, they can verbally remind you to stick to your goals. You can also leave sticky notes on the walls of your Evergreens Apartment home to remind yourself.
At the end of the day, a little effort can go a long way. Make a habit of these small but significant tips, and you’ll be well on your way to reaping the benefits of a much more hydrated body.