1) Skip the canned drinks. Although they contain water, avoid drinking soft drinks and fruit juices made with high fructose corn syrup, sugar or artificial sweeteners. One of the biggest factors that contribute to low water intake is drinking a lot of unhealthy drinks like soda. A person is actually less inclined to drink water the more he or she includes other kinds of drinks in his or her diet.
2) Have water to hand when working or at home. If you work at a desk, having a pitcher of water on the desk, perhaps with a few slices of lemon or cucumber added, will almost certainly ensure that you drink far more water than you would if you had to get up and go to the kitchen to get some, disrupting your work flow.
3) Take a water bottle out with you. Similarly, when out and about for the day, do you have water with you? Invest in a good quality water bottle and take it with you. You are almost guaranteed to get more water throughout the day. Also, you will save money and the environment because buying beverages in plastic bottles and styrofoam cups not only costs money but adds to the waste stream.
4) Add healthy + delicious things to your water. It’s hard to down 8 glasses of water per day because it is just boring! However adding lemon, cucumber and more increases the flavor, adds healthful/detoxing qualities and also encourages you to drink more because it is more enjoyable.
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