Let’s face it, it can be tricky to remember to drink water throughout the day when you need to balance the needs of your family, work, and other commitments. Taking time to hydrate is important for your health, it can improve your mood, boost your efficiency and help to clear up skin issues. Adopting a healthy approach to drinking water is crucial and getting good quality water is important. The best way to get healthier water at home is to install a single point of use or whole home water filtration system. Let’s take a look at four tips to help you get the hydration you need by drinking more fresh water.
1. Understanding Your Hydration Needs
For many years, we have heard the advice that we need to drink at least “8 glasses of water a day” and this general rule seems to hold up to the most recent scientific scrutiny. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have confirmed that this is good advice, but you may need to tweak the volume of water consumed based on your current circumstances. If you are engaging in regular exercise, breastfeeding, suffering from an illness, or living in a hot environment, you should be drinking an additional few extra glasses per day.
2. Setting Goals and Creating Reminders
Many people benefit from the creation of to-do lists to meet their goals and this can work for your hydration needs too. You can use an up-to-date solution such as your smartphone or use a notebook or planner if you prefer an old school approach. You may be amazed at the effectiveness of a “Drink Water” notification at set time slots that you can easily access. In fact, if you adopt this approach, it will gradually alter your habits naturally and you will become used to drinking more water automatically.
3. Carry a Water Bottle
If you always have a water bottle with you and it’s filled with pure drinking water, you’re more likely to drink more water. The best type of vessel to use is a reusable and insulated bottle that will stand up to daily use. This will ensure that your drinking water is cool and ready to drink when you need it. A water bottle with markings can help you to track your water consumption easily or you could just track the refills. Buying bottled water is a solution but that can get expensive quickly and it does generate a lot of plastic waste. A good compromise is to fill your water bottle at home with fresh water from your own water filtration system.
4. Make Water Tasty
Let’s face it, even the freshest drinking water can taste a little bland and this is especially true if you’re more used to drinking caffeine laced beverages and sugary sodas. But, you can liven up your drinking water with your favorite fruits and vegetables to create tasty infusions. This is easy to do at home. Simply soak your chosen fruit or vegetable in your drinking water in the refrigerator overnight. The water will take on the tastes to give you a delicious and refreshing drink without sugar and caffeine. Some of the more flavorful options include strawberries, cucumbers, citrus fruits, and berries.
If you want to learn more about a home water filtration system for your home, contact your local water treatment specialist today.
By EcoWater Systems.
EcoWater Systems of Nebraska is the largest water treatment company in the state and is a member of Water Quality Association.