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Published on March 05, 2014

Five Ways to Drink More Water

Soak up the health benefits of staying hydrated

You know you need water, but drinking enough of it is even more important than you think. Not only does it aid in controlling calories and keeping your skin looking healthy, it’s also critical in balancing your body’s fluids and flushing out toxins. However, getting your recommended daily dose can be difficult, especially during the dryer months when your body needs extra moisture. Up your intake and get healthier with these easy tips:

  • Choose the right bottle for the right place: The first step to getting more H20? Make it more accessible. Going on a walk? Carry along a lighter, more portable bottle that won’t weigh you down. Sitting at the office? Opt for a larger, insulated bottle so you’ll drink more and won’t have to make as many refill runs.
  • Eat your fruits and veggies: Much of the water you need can be ingested through your food. Not only are fruits and vegetables packed with fiber and nutrients, they also come loaded with water. Stock up on cucumbers, celery and tomatoes, just to name a few.
  • Pour yourself a glass before every meal: Having a glass of water before you sit down to lunch or dinner will keep you drinking regularly and will fill you up so you consume fewer calories.
  • Keep a pitcher in the fridge: Filtration pitchers give you great-tasting, cold water at a fraction of the cost of pricy plastic bottles. Plus, by seeing water every time you open your fridge, you’ll be more inclined to have a glass.
  • Give it some taste: Slice and store fruit for natural flavor enhancers you can easily drop into your glass. On the go? Shake a zero-calorie flavor mix into a water bottle.

Are your kids sacrificing water for sugary sodas? Check out our blog post on putting the lid on your kids’ soda habit and help them kick the can.

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