Did you know half of your body is made up of water? It helps lubricate your joints, cools you down when your temperature rises, keeps your cells hydrated, and helps keep you regular. It’s found in whole fruits and vegetables as well as straight from the tap.
Drinking water is the easiest habit to add to your day. A good rule of thumb is to aim to drink about half of your body weight in ounces of water a day. Add more if you are exercising or sweating a whole lot.
If you struggle to get in the recommended amount of water each day, try following these easy tips to get more!
- Buy a cute water bottle and drink one full bottle between breakfast and lunch, lunch and afternoon, and one right before and after dinner.
- Keep an insulated cup or bottle filled with water by your bed and drink it first thing when you wake up in the morning.
- Add some fresh fruit or a squeeze of citrus to your water to amp up the taste.
- Set an alarm on your watch or phone and take a drink every time it goes off.
Choose one step above and start today. You’ll be surprised how such a small change can make you feel better and boost your mood.