Drinking water is super important, and has great health benefits. Some people find that staying hydrated is pretty easy, but to others (like myself) drinking enough water doesn’t come naturally. This blog first lists some of the wonderful benefits that come with drinking enough water. Then I will list a couple of strategies that have worked for me to become better at drinking water.

The Benefits of Drinking Water:

helps control calorie intake by using water as a healthy substitute for other higher calorie drinks

prevents muscles from getting too tired by provided hydration to cells

helps your kidneys do their job more effectively

prevents constipation

prevents headaches caused by dehydration

can improve your complexion

increases cognitive functioning

Tips to Start Drinking More Water

  • Get Your Own Bottle: To save money and the environment, invest in your own re-usable bottle for water. I picked out own that I thought was cute, and that had a straw. For some reason I have found that having a straw allows me to drink more during the day.

  • Prepare: Thoroughly wash out your bottle before bed, refill it, and stick it in the fridge. This way you will have a fresh bottle in the morning that is easy to grab on your way out the door.

  • Be Accountable: Something that has really helped me drink more water was making a pact with someone who I knew would hold me accountable, and check up with my water drinking. Ask someone in your life to hold you accountable to drinking water.

  • Add Flavor: I have been putting lemon slices in my water, and it is delicious! It makes the water tasty and less boring. You could use lemon, or experiment with other fruits.

  • Give Yourself More Bathroom Breaks: More water means more trips to the bathroom… just be prepared!