Here are the real 'drinking water' reminders you need
Published : Thursday, 10 October, 2019 at 9:49 AM Count : 452
Don't drink enough water through the day?
Water is essential. It hydrates you, keeps you recharged naturally, flushes out toxins, regulates body temperature, maintains blood pressure and helps keep vital body functioning in check.
But, despite constant reminders (and even if you really know that staying hydrated is super good for you), chances are that you are missing out on your daily intake levels. Whether it is a deadline that keeps you busy, a sudden phone call that drives away your attention, it is very likely that despite having a water bottle near you, you are not actually drinking enough. If reading this is making you scream out a loud YES, this is for you.
We tell you 6 extremely helpful hacks which will make sure you do not miss out on your water intake:
Every time you drink coffee, have a glass of water
Most people on a usual day, cannot survive without coffee or tea. How about drinking a glass of water every time you reach out for a cuppa joe! Not only will it help you keep up with your health goals, it will also quench your thirst and keep your hydrated!
Eat spicy food
What is the first thing you do when you eat a meal full of spices? Chug a jug of water! Well, think of it this way. Every time you have spicy food, you get a chance to drink a glass of water! While we are not recommending you to load up on spices which might lead to possible side-effects, we suggest you include more spices into your everyday meals, which will make you thirsty and make you reach out for that water bottle.
Depend on an app
Considering how glued we stay to our phones and screens on an everyday basis, wouldn't it be a good idea if your gadget reminded you to take a sip of water? There are a lot of apps available online which can send you daily reminders to fill up on 8-10 glasses of water in interactive ways.
Another option for those finding it hard to keep up with the water intake is to invest in a smart water bottle, which can calculate the actual amount of water you need to fill up on, depending on your lifestyle, health, and age.
Before you sleep, take a sip
While a lot of people prefer to start their morning with 2-3 glasses of water, many tend to forget it through the day as they get busy with work and other activities. An effective way of making up for this mistake is to drink the remainder of these portions before you sleep or once you retire for the day. This will get you one step closer to ensuring that your hydration requirements are met in a fruitful way. However, do remember to space out your drinks, instead of gulping them all at once.
Fill up on ice sloshes
If iced coffees or other such drinks get you going, consider adding more ice to your drinks. Adding even four ice cubes equal half a glass of water, without compromising too much on the taste or quality of your beverage.
Think of unconventional ways
Just like your body sometimes needs a maneuver from "boring" and "regular" food, drinking water in unconventional ways can actually work wonders in keeping up with your hydration charts. Using a different glass than usual (say, a wine glass), carrying a different water bottle, or any way which makes you enjoy it, rather than think of it as a chore can prove to be a useful hack.