Chasing Davies: 4 Ways to Drink More Water

February 2, 2015

4 Ways to Drink More Water

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You're supposed to get 60 to 100 ounces a day (the latter being preferred) for better health all around, including feeling fuller, prettier skin, energized muscles (and more).  Seems easy enough to down water throughout the day, but I struggle.  I've tried several things... like filling up 8 glasses of water at a time to set at my desk, a co-worker and I have played a little game where we paid our own bowls a quarter for every 8 ounces of water we drank, and at the end of the week, whoever had the most money got the other person's bowl of change and I've even tried an app (yes, there's an app for that).

Needless to say, none of those really worked, so this year I'm taking a different approach.  I've gathered 4 tips that are helping me this year (already a month in!), so might help you, too:

1. Carry a water bottle with you where ever you go.  Throw it in your purse, work bag or at least get it in your car.  Dashing out the door in the morning - grab an empty one at least. You'll be able to fill it up at your coffee stop, work cafeteria, a drinking fountain or women's restroom sink.  Set yourself up for success with this basic step.

2. Flavor your water and go for something that will actually do more than make your water just taste good. I've been spicing up my water from time to time with DripDrop Hydration Powder (which is found in the baby aisle - so great for the whole family)!  This is a medical grade solution to treat mild to moderate dehydration, which is great for refueling after a workout or just getting extra help throughout your day (or just adding flavor to your water). Use this coupon to get $1 off now through 2/21 at your local CVS, while supplies last.

You could take it a step further and add coordinating fruit - strawberries and blueberries were my fruit of choice when drinking the berry flavored DripDrop.  For the lemon flavor, how awesome would some slices of lemons and lime added be?!

3.  Pick a smarter water bottle. I work at a desk job, and often get so wrapped up into what I'm doing that I don't get up for hours, which means I go way too long without water (thus the reason I tried filling up a bunch of glasses once). Well, instead of toddling back and forth glasses full of water and then choking down the room temp water throughout the day, one of my co-workers introduced me to this 75-ounce EZ Freeze with Straw Water Bottle to make it more simple.  Fill this up once, leave it at your desk to sip on it throughout your day and the water stays cool.

4. Eat a spicy meal.  This is a sure way to get you sipping through your water. Just make sure to keep your glass filled up (or if eating out, ask the server to keep it coming)!  

 How do you stay hydrated and drink enough water?

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