If you’re like most people, you get crazy busy during the day and tend to forget about getting your daily intake of water in. Just because you aren’t doing a hardcore workout, doesn’t mean your body doesn’t need regular water intake. Digestion, circulation, body temperature and more are all dependent on your water intake. A lot of the time, you think you’re hungry but you’re actually just dehydrated. Drinking enough water helps energize your muscles and can clear up your skin.
To make sure you’re drinking enough water, start the habit early in the morning. Keep a tall glass or bottle of water next to your bed and drink the entire thing as soon as you wake up. When you wake, your body hasn’t gotten any hydration in several hours so it needs some to get your metabolism up and moving. You’ll feel a small bolt of energy when you finish the entire glass.
Use a water bottle or app that tracks your water intake. Most people say you should drink 8 glasses per day but it’s actually dependent on your weight and activity level. If you’re working out on a daily basis you’ll need more than that. Apps such as FitBit and MyFitnessPal have water trackers, other water apps also have reminders that will send you a notification to remind you to have some water.
Carry a water bottle with you wherever you go. This will ensure you have something to drink whenever you get thirsty so you don’t eat when you’re not hungry or have to settle for something like a soda.
Waters with additives are not considered a part of your daily water intake, so unfortunately no, your vodka+water at Happy Hour, does not count.
You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel when your body is getting the correct amount of hydration every day. You’ll start to see changes in the clearness and color of your skin in several days!