To quench our thirst, it is scientifically, proven that there is nothing better than water 💦.
Our body, being mostly, made from water, it is the most important nutrient for us. However, 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated [i]. Isn't it crazy?
You might even be dehydrated without realizing it, consult your physicians. Here are some of the symptoms according to the Dehydration Relief ORS:
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10 Tips to drink more water
1. Keep a reusable bottle with you.
It'll serve as a physical reminder whenever you pass it by. Much easier to fill up on water when the source is nearby. Preferably a BPA free glass bottle for health reasons. The Self Care Bottle is coming soon! Launch date September 7th 🎉 Shop.
2. Add flavor to your water
Our mission is to improve our daily water intake and how we stay hydrated by making it fun and tasty! We will offer free water infused recipes and tea. Adding fruits, and vegetables to your water will make it less boring. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to receive them 😉.
3. Drink one glass of water per hour at work
If you work the equivalent of 8 hours, you will easily drink 8 glasses a day. Fill up your bottle, or glass at the beginning of every hour. A reusable bottle will make it much more convenient, as you won't have to interrupt your work to fill in your glass.
4. Replace another drink with water
If you're thirsty try drinking water instead of soda. Remember thirst is the first sign you are dehydrated. Drink water first, and if you still crave soda, drink it afterward.
5. Drink water after every bathroom break
Create a new habit associated with your basic needs. Since you're already getting up, you might as well get used to filling in your water bottle.
6. Buy different water bottles
Still finding it boring? Change your reusable water bottle. I have one for training, work and the weekend. It also helps if you ever lose one of them.
7. One alcohol drink for One glass of water
You may have heard of this rule. Alcohol is highly dehydrating, if not balanced with water. Try to take the habit of drinking a glass of water for every cocktail you drink.
8. Drink tea
Tea is nothing but flavored water. Perfect for fall and winter seasons, when we tend to not feel like drinking cold water. There are so many delicious tea concoctions, and we cannot wait to share our Self Care Tea line with you.
9. Use an app
This might help you if you tend to check your phone notifications often. There are plenty of apps dedicated to measuring your daily water intake.
10. Hourly alarms
This was my last resort. But if you're really having a hard time remembering to drink water, this could be an option.
Wendy DEDE @dydyxoxo
[i] A Survey of 3003 Americans, Nutrition Information Center, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (April 14, 1998).