5 Tips To Help You Drink More Water Throughout the Day
- by XpatAthens
- Thursday, 17 September 2020
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
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