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10 Incredible Ways to Drink More Water Every Day

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Are you having trouble drinking enough water every day?

You aren’t alone. Many Canadians find it difficult to drink the recommended amount of water every day. Life can become overwhelmingly busy in the blink of an eye. While you’re juggling responsibilities such as work, relationships, children, and social commitments, it’s understandable if your daily water consumption falls through the cracks. Luckily, there are some things you can do to ensure that you drink more water every day.

Let’s dive in!

1. Flavour Your Water Naturally

If the taste of water bores you, why not jazz it up? By adding slices of fruit and vegetables, and even some herbs, you can really enhance the taste of your water. And the nutritional value, too!

Try adding a combination of the following into your water bottle:

  • Cucumber
  • Lemon
  • Mint
  • Blueberries
  • Oranges
  • Ginger
  • Pineapple
  • Basil
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries
  • Lime
  • Grapes

Simply add a small portion to your water bottle for the day and refill as needed. For at-home consumption, fill a pitcher with a combination that the entire family can enjoy.

2. Use a Trendy Water Bottle

A fun drinking water bottle is a great investment if you’re looking to increase your daily water consumption. These big and bright bottles will sit prominently in front of your keyboard as you work away throughout the day, reminding you to consistently have a drink. Not only that, they can keep your water refreshingly cool for hours and hours.

Take a look at our selection of high-quality stainless-steel water bottles for sale at Water Depot.

3. Drink During Breaks

Take a break? Take a drink.

Make it a routine to have a drink every time you take a break from something. This includes television commercial breaks, lunch breaks, coffee breaks, exercise breaks, bathroom breaks… you get the idea.

4. Use Technology

Technology can be very helpful, especially when it comes to our health and wellness. There are many fitness trackers, fitness watches, and mobile Apps available to help you stay active, eat healthily, and drink enough water.

5. Create a Routine

Think about the activities that are already a part of your daily routine. Showering, eating breakfast, getting ready in the morning, commuting to work, and so on. Well, since these activities are already set in stone in your daily routine, that makes them the perfect opportunity to get some valuable h2o in.

As soon as you wake up in the morning, walk over to the fridge and pour yourself a glass of water. Whether you drink it right then and there or throughout your morning routine is up to you. Do you take a multi-vitamin or other medication every day? Use that time as an opportunity to really consume some water.

6. Drink Up During Meals

As a rule of thumb, you should always aim to drink a full glass of water before every meal. Not only can this help you meet your daily quota of water, but it can also help improve any weight loss efforts. The fuller you feel from drinking water, the less you’ll indulge during dessert!

In saying that, try to swap out any sugary drinks like juice and pop during meals. Instead, have a glass of refreshing ice water to quench your thirst. Making a habit of drinking water with all your meals can help you meet the required daily amount, while setting a good example for loved ones.

7. Reward Yourself

Meeting your water intake goal for the day is much easier said than done. To help motivate you to drink more, why not set small rewards for yourself? Pamper yourself at the hair stylist or salon, or buy that new fishing gear you’ve had your eye on. There can be many benefits to drinking enough water, you might just need to push yourself that extra mile to get there.

8. Carbonated Water

Carbonated water, most often referred to as soda water or sparkling water, is simply water that has been carbonated. You’ll receive all the same benefits as drinking flat water, but with an extra kick. Drinking carbonated water is especially helpful if you find it difficult to steer clear of pop and juice.

9. Dilute Juice

Are you a big juice drinker? Once you’ve created a habit for yourself, it can be hard to break it. By diluting your juice with water and ice, you can still enjoy the taste, but with less sugar and more water. Not to mention that with some juices, like cranberry and apple, it can help reduce the intensity of the flavour and make the drink more enjoyable.

10. Water Filtration Systems

The quality of the water that comes from the tap can sometimes deter us from drinking enough every day. If there are impurities in the water, it can affect the taste and smell, or be harmful to your health. By installing an in-home water filtration system, you can improve the quality of your water and truly enjoy the benefits of drinking enough every day.

Contact our experts at Water Depot today to learn more about the benefits of water filtration systems.

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