Many people have been unable to hit the gym since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, and their health has suffered. It’s important to stay active, but one of the best ways to improve and maintain your health is to drink plenty of water. Drinking water can be a little dull, and some people resort to soda and caffeine laced beverages that contain a lot of sugar. If you want to start taking more control of your health, it’s important to pay close attention to your hydration habits. In this article, we will look at four tips to help keep you hydrated throughout the day.
- Add Some Flavor
One of the most common complaints about drinking water is that the flavor is boring. But, there are products that can improve the flavor, such as liquid taste enhancers that are calorie free. If you want to keep it natural, you can always add your own flavors by creating a fruit infusion. Simply soak your favorite fruits in water overnight and pour the water into a jug to chill. The water will take on the flavors and give you a delicious alternative. Citrus fruits such as lime and lemon work well, but many people enjoy the subtle taste of cucumber in their water.
- Eat More High Water Content Foods
Drinking water is important, but you can improve your hydration by eating foods that have a high water content. Many fruits and vegetables are packs with healthy water, and they make a great snack alternative to unhealthy crackers, chips, and chocolate. Foods with the highest water content include strawberries, cherries, bell peppers, lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, celery, and grapefruit.
- Set a Daily Goal
You can turn your water drinking into a game and set a daily goal that you must reach to win. When you create an incentive to do anything, it can help you to develop good habits and have some fun. This is even better if you can share a daily goal with other people that are interested in drinking more water. There are tracking apps to help you track your progress and even alarms to remind you to drink water.
- Make Drinking Water a Routine
If you have a set structure to start your day, it’s easy to add drinking water. Try to drink a glass of water when you wake or before you leave your home, and you will notice that this becomes a habit quickly. When you return home, make sure to have another glass of water and drink again before you retire. Having a glass of water on hand is a good reminder to drink, and you can have a sports bottle with you throughout the day.
Improve the Quality of Your Drinking Water
Water is the most beneficial nutrient for our bodies, and this is obvious when you consider that we are composed of 60% water. We rely on clean and fresh water for various bodily functions, and drinking adequate volumes of water will improve overall health. Installing a reverse osmosis system will ensure that you have a supply of pure water to drink. If you want to improve the quality of your water at home, contact your local water treatment specialist for expert help and advice.
By EcoWater Systems.
EcoWater Systems of Nebraska is the largest water treatment company in the state and is a member of Water Quality Association.