How to drink more water

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As the weather gets colder, you may notice that you do not drink as much water as you did in the summer. Unfortunately, not drinking enough water can lead to dry skin and acne. It could also increase your chance of catching a virus by weakening your immune system. We don't always think about drinking water since we do not get as thirsty or sweat as much as in the summer. Here as a few tips to help you drink more water.
  1. Take a bottle to bed with you. Drink half before going to sleep. Drink the other half when you first wake up.
  2. Leave a bottle in the car. On your way to school/work try to drink another half or full bottle (depending on how long the commute is). If you park in the sun, make sure to use a bottle that doesn't contain BPA.
  3. Finish the bottle on the way home. Drink as much water on your way home as you did there.
  4. Take 10 gulps every time your mouth touches a bottle of water. This super easy trick helps you drink more water if you aren't in the habit of drinking water all of the time.
  5. Buy a infuser bottle. I have this one (I love the size and color). Adding fruit to your water makes it taste better while adding vitamins to your body. Bonus points for drinking water AND a serving fruit.
  6. Get a water bottle that you'll love. If you don't love it you won't use it. Try a few out. Some stores allow exchanges, while others offer a Money-back guarantee. My friends love the S'Well, Hydro Flask, Nalgene, and Ello Glass Bottle.
  7. Never put your bottle away. This will prevent the "out of sight, out of mind" problem. Keep it in your hand or attached to you when changing classes. Keep it on the floor next to you in class.

Bonus tip: Get a Brita water filter. They have pitchers, water bottles and faucet attachments. You will save so much money and eliminate plastic bottle waste!

It is important to keep your refrigerator stocked with water at all times.

It is important to keep your refrigerator stocked with water at all times.

 
My Brita saves us tons of money on water. Plus the water tastes great!

My Brita saves us tons of money on water. Plus the water tastes great!

Your Turn

Do you ever have trouble drinking enough water, how do you fix it? Do you water one if the hydration rules of thumb (gallon a day, half your body weight in ounces)? 

 

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