We’ve all heard it before, drinking water is good for dozens reasons. Nearly every health and fitness magazine tells you that drinking gallons of water will give you more luscious hair, brighter skin, and make you more productive, successful, and a generally healthier person. Truly, all healthy roads seem to lead to drinking more water. With every gulp, water helps you control calorie consumption, keep us energized while exercising, aid in digestion, boost kidney function, and improve your skin. However, most of us are guilty of not drinking enough of the good old H2O because we are either too busy or simply don't like how it tastes. This can be a particular problem when you have deadlines to meet during the day in your place of work. If hydrating has become more of a chore rather than a healthy habit for you, here are five easy ways to stay hydrated throughout the day at work.
1. Add a natural fruit to make a tasty fruit infusion
If you find water bland and tasteless, jazz up your replenishing experience by infusing your water with orange slices, watermelon chunks, lemons, kiwis, or raspberries. You can even freeze the fruit and use it instead of ice cubes for cooler water. If you miss the fizz or carbonation from sodas, try a club soda or sparkling water.
2. Use a water drinking app
There are tons of apps available to help you solve your hydration woes. These apps keep track of how many glasses or ounces of water you have consumed. You can also get a tech-savvy smart water bottle that connects with your phone to log sips and reminds you how much you have left for the day. There is no better mental trigger than a loud jingle or notification alert to get you back on your hydration track.
3. Bring a durable, reusable water bottle which you can refill
Pushing yourself to hydrate more often may come down to purchasing a pretty new reusable water bottle. Just like a brand spanking new outfit or new shoes can motivate you when you start your day, a trendy water bottle can motivate you to regularly refilling throughout the day.
4. Eat water-rich foods like fruits and vegetables
There are many of fruits and vegetables that contain a fair amount of water. Sneak water-rich fruits and veggies like lettuce, cucumbers, strawberries, watermelon, apricots, zucchini, cherries, spinach, broccoli, and tomatoes into our diet to stay hydrated. However, even though fruits and vegetables are a great source of water, they won't give you your required daily water intake. Therefore we still recommend that you drink water throughout the day.
5. Use a bottleless water cooler
Carrying around water in a bottles every day is not only a pain but plastic bottles are also bad for the environment. If your workplace has a bottleless water cooler installed, you’ll be able to access a limitless supply of purified and chilled water each and every day. And as a bottleless system is directly fitted to your building’s water supply you’ll never have the hassle of carrying around your water all day.
By following to these five simple tips and tricks, you will learn to love the taste of water, prioritize your sips, and lead a healthier and more fulfilling life.