HOW TO DRINK MORE WATER

With a new year, we tend to focus more on big picture goals. But, it’s important to remember to not leave out the basics. Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Today we’ll be talking about why it’s so important to get enough water and sharing some tips for how you can make sure you’re drinking enough.

WHY HYDRATE?

It’s no secret that staying hydrated is important. Our bodies are made up of 60% water. Drinking enough water helps our joints stay lubricated, flushes toxins from the body, regulates our body temperature and organ function, and can even help improve our overall mood and ability to sleep. When we’re not getting enough water, our skin will become dry, our heads will hurt, we’ll get dizzy, and, in more extreme cases, our blood pressure will lower and our organs can start to fail. So, it’s never a bad idea to make proper hydration a goal!

MIX UP THOSE FLAVORS!

Now that we know why staying hydrated is important, let’s talk about how to achieve that. A lot of people find it hard to get enough water in their system. One of those reasons is because they don’t like the flavor or find drinking water boring. But, there are a few easy solutions for this issue! Putting fruit in your water to lightly flavor them will not only help you drink more, but it will also help you get that extra boost of vitamins. Try a few different fruit blends! You can do lemons and raspberries, kiwis and limes, or even strawberries and mint. Keep it creative.

If you want something with more flavor that will still help you stay hydrated, try a drink mix! Yoli has three delicious products you can add to your water to sweeten things up without any added sugar. Passion is great for an energy boost, Fun is awesome for workout recovery, and pH2O contains 72 trace vitamins and minerals. With multiple flavors for each product, there’s no way you’ll get bored.

EASY ACCESS EQUALS SUCCESS

Often times when it comes to drinking water, out of sight means out of mind. That is, if you’re not constantly reminded to drink water, you’re not always going to remember to do it. Combat that by filling your day with little reminders. Some people like to carry huge water bottles around with them. Some people use apps that help track how much water they’ve drank. Try out a few different methods and see what works best for you. You might even find that using a combination of hacks is what keeps you drinking! 

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