Water, a seemingly common resource with a lack of unique attributes, which oddly enough steals the hearts of scientists worldwide. Unappealing in looks, bland in flavour, nonetheless, it is still a crucial aspect of keeping oneself healthy. Overlooked for its’ boring profile, the reality of water in relation to us humans is that it makes up 60% of our body, aiding in not so glamorous bodily functions as the digestive tract and perspiration, but also helps one not to look like, feel or act like a zombie everyday by bringing life to all our cells. As important as it sounds, us humans take water for granted and hardly touch it as sugary carbonated beverages have taken over the world. Tired of feeling groggy, weak, out of balance? Keep on reading to discover 5 life changing hacks to stay hydrated!
1) Rise and Shine
The best way to start a habit is to begin it right when you awaken, especially with hydration, as it is a natural wake-up call for our bodies! Keeping an 8 oz. glass of cool water by your bedside every morning is the perfect reminder to start your day on the right path!
2) Infusing Your Water – Make It Your Own!
Water is quite frankly tasteless, but it doesn’t mean it has to stay that way to gain the benefits! There are a multitude of ways to make water appealing to you in your own style and way. One may prefer adding some lemon or oranges slices, or mint leaves and frozen fruit. You’d not be only staying hydrated, but would also obtain the advantages of fruits such as vitamins!
Maybe writing, drawing, or doodling align with your interests and hobbies? If so, that is another great way to stay hydrated throughout the day! Keeping a water chart in a bullet journal or diary of any sort is a creative way to make hydration fun and your own!
Yes you read that right, stickers! As childish as it may seem, stickers can be placed on your favourite mug or water bottle, such as the Magic Suction Mug, to remind you how much you have drunk, and how much more you have to drink to stay hydrated throughout the day! It’s a great DIY that you can even partake with friends and family! Who wants boring plain lines and Times New Roman numbers scribbled on bottles anyway.
5) Apps and Alarms
Living in today’s technology crazed age, electronic solutions are always available. Gadgets such as alarms help remind you when to drink or at how many ounces you should have drunk at any given time. Apps that track your water intake by growing plants are also amusing solutions to make hydration less dull.