Hydration is essential to caring for ourselves and making sure that our physiological needs are being met, but it is often one of the most commonly overlooked areas.
Our bodies are made up of 60% water. Water plays many crucial roles including regulating your body temperature, metabolism, delivering oxygen and nutrients to your cells, lubricating joints, protecting organs, keeping our mucous membranes moist, aids in digestion, and helps our brains produce essential hormones (and much, much more).
Here are a few tips and tricks to help you stay hydrated throughout the day!
1. Start first thing
After sleeping through the night, our bodies are slightly dehydrated. It is important to start our day with water before anything else if possible. Plan for hydration the night before. Leave a special mug in the bathroom or on a nightstand. Seeing the mug first thing will remind you to fill it and drink some water to start your day!
2. Simple Infused Water
Trying adding a little bit of variety to your water! I love adding lemon slices, cucumber, frozen fruit to my water. It is like having spa water with you all day long!
3. Use a Water Bottle You Love
With a variety of bottles to choose from, we can easily find our cupboard overflowing with empty bottles. I encourage you to find just one or two water bottles that you absolutely adore and get rid of the rest (yes, really). Choose whatever water bottle resonates with you and your style. When you have a water bottle that you love and matches your day-to-day, you’re more likely to bring it with you and leave it in sight!
Here are a few of my favorites:
4. Send Yourself Reminders
Send yourself a loving reminder on your phone, email or wearable fitness device throughout the day. It can be as simple as having an alarm that says “Drink some water love!”. Think of it as a love note from your past self.
5. Have A Water Bottle at Home & Work
Bringing a large water bottle to-and-fro each day can be cumbersome. Instead, once you have your favorite bottle – leave one at home and one at work (or whichever second space you spend the most of amount of time). This will allow you to have water handy at all times and never leave it at home!
What are your tips and tricks that help you drink enough water? Comment below or tag me on instagram to show off your water bottles #daniellehavenshealth