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10 Ways to Increase Your Daily Water Intake

10 Ways to Increase Your Daily Water Intake

If you’re anything like me, running around like a mad woman downing mindless cups of caffeine in all varieties, all day, well, then you probably aren’t getting enough water either. So, I’m doing the only logical thing and making a point to drink more of it every day! Here are some tips on jumping on the water train, straight to hydration station!

1. Know that the eight glass rule isn’t necessarily for everyone. Weight and exercise also factor into how much you should drink a day so figure out how much water you need a day with this nifty water-drinking calculator!

2. Don’t feel like you have to start drinking dozens of glasses of water right off the bat, ease into it!

3. When you want to drink a soda, think about the pros and cons. What good is a soda for you? It’s full of Aspartame, unnatural sweeteners, dyes… who knows! Water on the other hand is something your body needs and flourishes from.

4. Make water accessible! Buy yourself a water purifying system (Heck, you can nab yourself a Brita at the grocery store!) so that way there is never an excuse not to pour yourself a glass.

5. To piggyback on making it accessible, plan ahead! If you know you’re going to be out and about all day or sitting for forever at a desk, pour yourself a bottle to-go so you’re prepared when thirst strikes.

6. Drinking water all day can get a little boring, so spice it up! Add some fruit to your next glass! A personal favorite of mine is to add cucumber. It’s refreshing and different and keeps my taste buds from yawning while keeping my body happy.

8. Add some incentive to drinking water by keeping it cold- cold water takes energy for your body to regulate the temperature and burns calories!

9. If none of these strike your fancy, set a timer! Depending on how much water you need to intake, you can anticipate needing to drink a glass every other hour, for example.

10. Get sneaky by eating water enriched foods like watermelon or tomatoes- both over 90 percent made of water not to mention delicious and healthy for you!

Water is the essence of life, don’t forget to make it a part of yours!

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By Marissa Ross, Intent.com

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6:20PM PDT on Oct 4, 2014

I love watermelon...and I drink lots of tea...and some decaf coffee...and SOME water...

12:28AM PDT on Sep 29, 2014

interesting, thank you

3:26AM PDT on Sep 23, 2014

I drink coffee (grounded) all day, with distilled or orgone water.

6:12AM PDT on Jul 6, 2014

Do ants have a similar effect?

1:48PM PDT on Jun 27, 2014

Thank you for sharing.

2:22PM PDT on Jun 26, 2014

Thanks for the great ideas!

8:21PM PDT on Jun 25, 2014

Thanks

6:09AM PDT on Aug 1, 2011

good ideas, thank you!

6:47PM PDT on Jul 31, 2011

good tips! ty

4:04PM PDT on Apr 28, 2011

Thank you.

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