5 Tips To Help You Drink More Water Throughout the Day

  • by XpatAthens
  • Thursday, 17 September 2020
5 Tips To Help You Drink More Water Throughout the Day
Did you know that hydration levels affect your energy, stress levels, and overall mood? Water is your body's principal chemical component, making up about 60 % of your total body weight. Our body depends on water to survive; in fact, every cell, tissue, and organ needs water to work correctly.

Water gets rid of wastes through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements; it regulates our temperature, lubricates joints, and protects sensitive tissues.

To reap all the benefits that water has to offer you, here are some tips to help you stay hydrated throughout the day, every day:

1. Keep a bottle on hand
Weave water into your daily routine; keep a large bottle of water with you when running errands or taking your kids to extracurricular activities. Try to make water and intuitive staple ibn your daily routine.

2. Add a dash of fresh lemon

Stay hydrated all day by dring a glass of water, followed by a warm lemon water glass. Try not to drink coffee before having at least one full glass of water. 

3. Eat water-filled produce

Try to eat fresh produce with high water content such as watermelon and cucumber. Follow through with this habit during the winter months, and your hydration levels will go up, and your skin will look radiant and refreshed too!

4. Download an App

There are various hydration reminder apps out there, so choose what suits you best and start fueling your body with water. Push notifications are also handy when the day begins to get busy.

5. Make fruit-infused water

If water tastes too bland to encourage you to dring more often, try cutting up fruit and adding it to pitchers of water. Berries, pineapple, basil, lime, and ginger are perfectingredients to add a refreshing flavor to water.

How Much Water Do We Need To Drink Every Day?

Every day we lose water through breathing, sweating, urinating, and passing bowel movements. For our body to function correctly, we must replenish its water supply by consuming beverages and water-filled foods.

So how much fluid does the average, healthy adult living in a temperate climate need? According to experts, adequate daily fluid intake is:

  • About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids for men
  • About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women

These recommendations include fluids from water, other beverages, and food. About 20% of total fluid intake usually comes from food while the rest comes from drinks.

This content has been sourced and prepared by Codico Lab