The latest research from The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends that men drink at least 104 ounces of water per day (13 cups), and they say women should drink at least 72 ounces (9 cups). You may also need to drink more water if you live in a hot climate, exercise often, or are under the weather. Following through on these recommendations can be a challenge, so read on to discover 7 tips to drink more water, and parents should also check out our article on how to get your kids to drink more water. Trust WaterSmart to provide high-quality drinking water in our refillable 18L bottles, which are delivered free of charge. Contact us today!
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Your smartphone is a perfect tool to keep track of how much water you are drinking.
3. Track Manually
If you're not technologically inclined, here's more of an old-fashioned way to make sure you drink more water, and all you need is a bottle and a sharpie!
4. Invest in a Good Bottle
In a recent Brita Product Review, we discovered that Brita offers a 590 mL portable squeeze-bottle with replaceable water filter, as well as a 700 mL hard sided bottle that comes with a firm exterior, built-in straw and filter to allow for easy drinking and portability. Both are BPA free and dishwasher safe and are said to replace up to 300 (500 mL) plastic water bottles. Keeping one on hand and refilling as soon as it's empty is a handy and convenient way to drink more water through the day.
Invest in a good bottle to ensure you're drinking enough water.
5. Enjoy the 18L Experience
Having a small water bottle is handy, but you want to make sure you're filling it with high-quality drinking water. Enter WaterSmart's 18L bottle, available for $6.75 + $10.00 refundable deposit per bottle. WaterSmart offers spring, distilled, purified (through reverse osmosis) water, as well as free delivery. For 20¢/litre, you can refill your own bottles at either store location. Prepaid water plans are available at huge discounted prices and you can bring in your own bottles or purchase in store.
WaterSmart's 18L bottles are a terrific investment.
6. Keep a Pitcher on Hand
Here's a great tip from To Vogue or Bust: Have a clear pitcher or large vessel (containing at least 1L) right at your work desk! "First of all, ensuring it’s clear (a pitcher like Brita’s or a glass bottle) will give you an easy visual cue to see how you’re doing with your water intake, and it encourages you to finish it. Ensuring it’s a larger vessel means that not only can you take stock of how much you drank (knowing you got through a good 2L over the course of the day if you went through 2 big bottles), but also means you won’t get up and down so much to fetch water - in other words, it minimizes the inconvenience factor so that you just keep drinking water instead!"
Keep a pitcher of water at your desk and keep filling your cup or bottle all day.
7. Add Some Flavour
As Self.com rightfully states, "Chugging several glasses of water a day can seem like torture when every cup is tasteless. Add a bit of excitement by dunking fresh fruit (grapefruit, strawberries, lemon), veggie slices (cucumber, ginger, celery), and herbs (basil, mint, lavender) to your carafe." For further inspiration, read "27 Fruit-Infused Waters to Stay Hydrated This Season."
Fruit slices are a great way to add flavour to your water.
Remember: Overhydration can lead to water intoxication, which occurs when the amount of salt and other electrolytes in your body become too diluted. So while it's important to drink water, don't overdo it.
In order to remember these tips, here's a handy graphic that you can download or print:
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If you have questions about your water quality or the type of water you need, drop by one of our locations or give us a call to find out how we can help improve the quality of your water.