Every animal on Earth needs water to live, and that is especially true of humans. Depending on your height and weight, you could need more water than the average amount, but every person needs to focus on their daily water intake because dehydration causes cellular breakdown in the body.
The problem isn’t that you don’t understand you need more water, but trying to find time and circumstances to get your daily recommended amount. Here are some different ways to ensure you get plenty of water every day.
When You Wake Up
Everyone should have a healthy wake up routine where they wake up, stretch, brush their teeth, eat breakfast and so forth. Add the step of drinking a glass of water right when you wake up.
This is good for your body because it will get your bodily functions moving right away so that you can have proper elimination during the day, and provide fresh fluids for your vital organs.
Also, your mind will function more efficiently because you’re giving it something vital to promote proper cellular functionality. That way you will become sharper by the time you get to work, school, and any other activities where you need to use your mind.
Try warm water with lemon and a little ginger or cayenne pepper.
Get A Water Bottle
If you keep a water bottle around, you will find it easier to remember to drink water, and you will be far less likely to reach for a sugary soda.
Another great advantage of having a water bottle is that it will help you to be more aware of the amount of water that you drink in a day. Some people will even go as far as buying a water bottle that visibly measures how much water they’ve drank like this one
Even more lavish, there are even high tech options that communicate with applications that will electronically monitor your water intake and deliver them to your phone.
I have found that we are drinking far less water than we think we are!
During sleep, it is inevitable that you will lose lesser amounts of water.
When you go 7 – 8 hours without any sort of fluids, your mind and body can become somewhat dehydrated. While you won’t want to consume a large quantity of water right before going to sleep, it could be a very good thing if you were to drink a smaller cup of water about 30 minutes before going to bed.
This will prepare you for morning elimination, and limit the amount of water lost during the night.
You want to try to get at least 64oz of water in daily but even as much as half your body weight in ounces can be beneficial. Be careful though…there is such a thing as too much of a good thing!
Do you have any tips to help you get your daily water intake in?