Water is miraculous, don’t you think? We need it to live, and when we properly hydrate we experience improved mood, brain function, athletic performance, skin appearance, digestion and overall health.
Water improves your daily life, so you can see how important it is to stay hydrated.
Remember that the average recommendation for water intake is to drink (in ounces) at least half of your body weight (in pounds). So if you’re 150 pounds, you should be drinking at least 75 ounces of water a day. And if you are more active, you should be consuming even more to ensure proper hydration.
Here are some awesome tips to help you conquer this all-too-important task.
- Drink water: No big surprise here! Drinking water is probably the best way to stay hydrated. It doesn’t have any calories either. You can get creative with your water by adding fruit. Grab a fun water bottle that you can tote with you to work and everyday activities. Also, make sure you pour yourself a full glass with each meal and post-workout. Initially, this might be difficult to do, but once you make this a regular habit, it will get easier and easier. Your health will thank you for it!
- Drink non-caloric beverages: While water tops them all, it’s always helpful to drink beverages, especially if they don’t have calories. Even caffeinated beverages can improve hydration.
- Add these foods to your diet: Did you know that many food sources have a lot of water? Munching on fruit is a great way to help you stay hydrated. Soups and stews are a fantastic option too, especially as the seasons are changing.