Up to 60 percent of the human adult body is water. Medical Journal shows that the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, the lungs are about 83% water, the skin 64% water, muscles and kidneys 79%, even the bones are 31% water.
In Summary, you need water – lots of water to stay healthy and alive. But there’s a problem. A lot us don’t drink water until we are thirsty. That is unhealthy!
Despite how important it is to stay hydrated, there are many excuses we generate for not drinking enough water ― busy schedules, other liquid contents such as coffee, juice, cocktails, and the belief that drinking more water will lead to spending half the day in a bathroom.
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There are creative ways to beat out the fear of drinking plenty water. Ibiene has got you covered with these tips. Let’s call them strategies.
Bookend each day with water:
If your days are so hectic that stopping to drink water barely crosses your mind, try bookending each day with some precious water to take the pressure off. It’s pretty easy drinking a few cups in the morning and a few more once you’re off the clock guarantees that your body is getting an increased amount of water. This brings you one step closer to reaching your ultimate hydration goals.
For every cup of coffee, drink one glass of water:
While coffee is a fluid, it’s not as hydrating or thirst-quenching as water. If you’re already in the habit of drinking a few cups of coffee each day, following them up with a glass of water can easily improve your hydration status. Here’s the secret. It will fill you up quickly, meaning you’ll drink less coffee.
Add lots of ice to your drinks and smoothies:
This is an easy way to sneak in some hydrationn. A very helpful cheat mode right? Popping just four ice cubes into your glass adds roughly a half of a cup of water to your drink. Don’t worry, your taste buds will barely notice.
Drink from a straw:
You’re more likely to swallow more at a time when you drink from a straw compared to when you sip directly from the bottle because drinking water from a straw makes it more accessible. You’ll be more likely to sip on your water during a meeting if you have a straw, saving you the problem of having to reopen your bottle every time.
Drink a full glass of water with every medication or supplement:
If you take medications or supplements, set a goal to wash them down with a full glass of water. Many meds and supplements are supposed to be taken a few hours apart for maximum efficacy, so this small change may increase your water intake quite a bit.
Use an app:
Well, tech can help too. There are tonnes of apps that can help you strengthen your water intake by sending reminders to your phone and providing a visual of how much you’ve had to drink so far. Just go to your IOS, Android or Windows store, type drink water app, and you’ll see lots of apps to pick from. Choose the one that appeals to you the most.
Get a refill as soon as it’s empty:
Get up and refill your water bottle as soon as you empty it. This will ensure that you’re well-stocked once it’s time for your next sip session and eliminates any excuses you might make to not drink up later.
Measure ahead of time:
If you’d rather go old-school with tracking your intake, start by estimating how much water you should be drinking every day. You can fill a large bottle with an amount of water and make sure to finish it by the end of the day. If a large bottle is overwhelming or annoying to cart around with you, you can break up your intake into smaller water bottles to make it more manageable. Before bed, refill your bottles for the next day to avoid the excuse of running late.
Keep tabs on your bathroom habits:
Figure out how long it takes before you have to use the bathroom after you drink water or other fluids. When you’re on a long commute or in a place where there are no adequate conveniences for you to take a pee, you can take sips then make up for it when you get to a familiar territory. It’s important your study the way your body responds to water.
It is important to note that drinking water has nothing to do with you been thirsty. It’s about avoiding unnecessary illnesses and staying healthy. What about mouth odour? You don’t want people scampering for safety as soon as you open your mouth. So, drink plenty of water.
Do you have any other way you overcame the fear of drinking water? You can help someone. Please share with us in the comment section.
Don’t just drink water. Wash your hands frequently and stay safe.