Thursday, November 7, 2013

Tips on how to drink more water daily

Tips on how to drink more water daily

Water is essential for our bodies health, over 60% of the human body consists of water, and the effects of dehydration can be life threatening.  We all know this and everyone knows that pops, juices, and sports drinks don't count for your daily water intake.

Tips on how to drink more water daily

How much water should I drink in a day?

A minimum of half your body weight in oz. that is just a base line more water is never a bad thing.  So say you weight 200 lbs. you need to drink at least 100 oz. of water a day.
Tips on how to drink more water daily

Tips to remind yourself as the day goes on

  • Water is a must while working out so get in the habit of doing so, don't leave your workout area until you have at least drank one glass.
  • We all carry phones on use set timers to go off as the day goes on
  • Have your screen at the office be a picture of a glass of water to remind you.
  • Find a water bottle that you will drink from and figure out how many times you need to empty it to get your water intake and place that many rubber band on it, every time you empty it take a rubber band off. 
  • Stick note on the fridge
  • When eating 5-6 small meals a day don't eat until you have drank one glass of water.
  • Use an app on your phone that has a chart and you can make a mark for every glass you drink as the day goes on.
  • Every time you leave the house grab your water bottle make it a habit like grabbing your purse or wallet.
Tips on how to drink more water daily

Here is a list of foods that our high in water content.  Anyone that has made their own baby food knows this to be true as these foods become very watery once placed in the food processor.
Here's a handy list of some common foods and their water content:
  • Cucumber -- 96 percent
  • Lettuce -- 95 percent  
  • Celery -- 95 percent
  • Zucchini -- 95 percent  
  • Tomato -- 94 percent  
  • Spinach -- 92 percent
  • Watermelon -- 92 percent
  • Strawberries -- 92 percent  
  • Broccoli -- 91 percent
  • Grapefruit -- 91 percent
Tips on how to drink more water daily

So between these two list you can see that you are taking water in with the food you eat.  At the same time don't use that as an excuse to not drink your water from a glass.  If you are trying to loss weight, stay healthy or have more energy drink up!!  We all know their are a ton of benefits to drinking you water so bottoms up folks!!  And fill up and repeat!!  Cheers to drinking more!!

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