As the humidity in the air gets lower, it is important to drink at least 10 glasses of water a day to stay hydrated. Does 10 glasses of water sound like a lot to you? Even knowing about the many benefits of drinking water—increased fat burning, healthier skin, more energy, better digestion, fewer cravings—doesn't make drinking it any less of a struggle for many of us.
If you feel like you're barely treading water when it comes to drinking your water, don’t despair. There are lots of little secrets to transform yourself into an H2O-guzzling machine.
- Spice up plain old water by adding fresh mint leaves.
- Every time you pass a water cooler stop and take a sip.
- If you're feeling hungry and you've eaten recently, drink a cold glass of water, and wait a minute or two. You could just be dehydrated.
- Make your water more interesting by infusing your water with fruits, vegetables, or herbs.
- Add ice cubes to your water – this helps to burn calories when your body brings the water temperature up.
- Make it a morning ritual. Start your day by drinking one or two glasses of water. Start early, feel better, set the trend for the day.
- Have a big glass of water at every transitional point of the day: When you ﬁrst get up, before you leave the house, when you sit down to work, when you go to lunch.
- Invest in a water bottle that you’ll actually use and keep it close. Ideally one that is made of glass as glass is not reactive unlike plastic or aluminum.
- After each trip to the restroom, drink some water to replenish your system.
- Track it. Make a chart and tick it off each time you drink a glass. Do a chart for 30 days and you will have made drinking water a part of your routine.
- Instead of spending a fortune on bottled water. Save your money and the environment by investing in a quality ﬁlter for your home. Make sure it is efficient in filtering out nasty contaminants whilst healthy minerals are maintained to achieve maximum hydration.
- Freeze little bits of peeled lemons, limes and oranges and use them in place of ice cubes -- it's refreshing and helps get in a serving of fruit.