At least once or twice a day as I’m mindlessly scrolling through Instagram (guilty!), I come across a reminder to drink more water and so many important reasons why. Water bottles are still trending, especially those with motivational reminders for you to drink up! Keep reading if you want to know the many benefits that await you as you start your “drink more water” journey and tips and tricks to help
you along the way!
3 Main Benefits to Drinking More Water
1. Improve Your Complexion
Did you know your skin is the largest organ in the body? Ever hear that you need to support your skin from the inside out? Well, water intake is the number one way to do that. Drinking at least 2 Litres of water a day is the average recommendation and when you do, your skin will thank you! Dehydration shows, and so does hydration. There is no need to invest in expensive face creams, just make drinking
more water a priority and thank me later!
2. Increase Energy
Drinking more water is proven to reduce fatigue and increase energy levels. I personally notice a significant difference in my energy on the days that I don’t drink enough water throughout the day; I’m sluggish and have a really hard time getting motivated. Drinking water also helps with focus which
means more productivity (and who doesn’t love a productive day?).
3. Improve Digestion and Eliminate Toxins
Water intake also contributes immensely to how well our digestive system functions. Whether you’re having digestive issues or not, there is always room for improvement. Drink more water and help flush those toxins out! It’s one small change that you can make to support your body and it’s one you won’t
Please know, those are only 3 of the many reasons why you should make drinking more water a priority. If you’re reading this and thinking “I always forget” or “I don’t enjoy drinking water” or simply “how the heck am I supposed to add one more thing on my list of to-do’s”, keep reading because I once had those
exact thoughts and some of the tips below really helped!
5 Strategies to Drink More Water
1. Add Flavor!
If you find water bland, add fruit, herbs or even veggie slices (hello cucumber!) for a refreshing, tasty way to enjoy more water. I promise, it helps!
2. Use a Marked Water Bottle
These are a total game changer, especially if you’re like me and quite literally, forget to drink water! These water bottles have time markings with motivational phrases to encourage you to drink up. They come in various sizes and quite simply, make life easier (see link below)!
3. Drink a Glass of Water after Every Bathroom Break
Scheduling your water intake is a great way to ensure you’re drinking enough water. It becomes a part of your routine and requires minimal thought over time.
4. Sip Before Every Meal + Immediately Upon Waking
Establish rules to support your water intake like drinking a cup of water before your feet hit the floor in the morning and sipping on a cup of water before every meal. Little habits are created when we embed them into our day to day routine.
5. Choose Sparking Water over Soda
We all have cravings, one of mine is a nice cold coke. Unfortunately, it’s not hydrating and full of chemicals that wreak havoc on our bodies. Opting for a nice cold sparkling water is a much better option and really satisfies the craving.
One thing is for sure, drinking more water is one easy way to change your life so be trendy, drink more and fuel that mind and body!