You’ve heard it over and over — if you want to be healthier, become fitter, feel more energetic and look better, you need to drink lots of water.
But what if you struggle to drink enough water throughout the day? Or if you find the taste of water to be off-putting?
You don’t have to fall head over heels for bottled water or tap water in order to improve your hydration levels and get all the benefits H2O promises, like improved joint, kidney and brain function. You just have to put a few sneaky strategies in place to trick yourself into finally getting the water your body needs to perform at high levels.
A huge complaint among people who say they don’t drink water is that it tastes kind of boring. However, water can easily take on delicious overtones without requiring any sugar or artificial flavorings.
Simply slice up lemons, limes, oranges, pineapples, cherries, cucumbers, melons or other produce. Add the slices into a large bottle filled with ice and water. Shake everything up and allow the water to sit in the fridge for at least an hour. Then, enjoy a refreshing swig of water with a natural kick.
Bonus points if you eat the nourishing, water-packed fruits and veggies after the water is gone!
One reason you might not drink enough water is that it’s not convenient. Solve that issue immediately by just bringing a water bottle along with you whenever you leave the house or office.
Going on a walk around the neighborhood? Bring water. Driving to the grocery store? Put a water bottle in your car. Planning to sit through a two-hour Zoom meeting? Set up a water station next to the computer. When water is available, you’re more likely to drink it.
Although it seems silly, you may be more likely to drink water if it’s in a bottle you love. Therefore, check out the many water bottles available online and in the stores you visit frequently.
Investing in a high-quality water bottle isn’t just good for your body, either. It helps reduce your reliance on plastics, which does something good for the environment. Both you and the earth get the benefit.
Yes, there really are apps that will ping you when it’s time to sip your water. If you feel a little awkward downloading an app to get your hydration, you can always set your own timer on your smartphone.
Every 15-20 minutes, your alarm can remind you to drink up. Eventually, drinking water will become second nature. Until then, technology can help you get accustomed to chugging down your water regularly.
Did you know that you can order an at-home IV drip from Lone Star IV Medics? Our most popular IV hydration package, the Myers’ Cocktail, allows you to rehydrate rapidly by sending fluids and essential nutrients directly into your system.
An IV for dehydration is a good solution if you’ve forgotten to drink water routinely and you’re showing the signs of water depletion, such as memory loss, headaches, fatigue, constipation and muscle weakness.
Why wait to put the power of water to work? Stock up on water bottles or buy one water bottle and fill it up throughout the day. And be sure to keep Lone Star IV Medics top-of-mind in case you need an IV hydration boost to get you back on track.