Drink More Water?

Drinking Water Truly Helps Maintain the Balance of your Body Fluids. Your body is composed of about 60% water, which is a big deal to consider. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, the transport of nutrients, and maintenance of the overall body temperature. Drinking water won’t magically or instantly make you a super machine, but your body will appreciate the extra fluids and give you rewarding benefits.

It can be hard to take in extra water consistently. Here are 3 quick tips to help drive you in the right direction:

1. Always have water available.
I like to buy the 12 ounce bottles of water and keep them in the fridge. Whenever I go to the gym I grab a bottle. On my way out the door to work, I grab a bottle. Before a trip that will be 30 minutes or longer, I grab a bottle. When I watch a movie, I grab a bottle. Whenever I am sitting watching TV or a movie, I will keep the bottle in my hand with the lid off. I take a lot of little sips until the bottle is gone. A great way of making sure you drink more water is to make sure it is easily accessible.

2. Keep it cold.
I don’t know many people who like to drink room temperature water, I sure don’t. If you keep your water cold, you will drink more. I make sure there is always ice in my freezer, this make it very easy to have a cold glass of water anytime.

3. Chose water in restaurants.
Whenever I go out to eat, I try to always drink water with some lemon. The lemon adds a little spark to the taste and that is not just cold, but very refreshing. If you dedicate your time to drinking more water, then soon after you will start to have less of a craving your old drink of choice and will begin to appreciate the taste, or lack of taste, that water provides. This doesn’t mean you won’t drink the things that are not healthy, but it is likely you will drink them less often, which is a win win!