How many times has it been beaten into your head that you need to drink 64 ounces of water every day to ensure optimal health? It's one of those things that everyone knows they should do, but it's difficult to get all those fluids in every single day. Women's Health shares 10 easy ways to drink more water every day.
Add your own flavor. We get it, water can be pretty boring. But instead of using the flavoring agents you see in stores, opt for something more natural — like watermelon chunks and mint or orange slices. To amp up the taste even more, let it sit for a few hours in your fridge.
>> Recipe: Watermelon Detox Water
Order something spicy. Adding crushed red pepper to your plate will have your reaching for the water pitcher multiple times through dinner. Plus, studies show that hot peppers give your metabolism a boost.
Use your phone. Yep, there's an app for that. In fact, there are several. Try Waterlogged for iPhone or Water Your Body (for Android and iPhones). Not big on apps? Just set a few alerts on your phone throughout the day to remind yourself to hit the water cooler.
Get a filter you'll actually use. If your water filter just takes up space in the fridge and leaves residue in your glass, it's time for an upgrade. We're loving Soma ($49, drinksoma.com), a new sustainable filter shaped like a carafe. It's made out of coconut shell carbon, silk, and plant-based casing — so no more black flakes in your water. Plus you'll get new filters delivered every two months, and each one helps provide clean water through their charity project.
Keep it close. Let's be real — if you're stuck at your desk all day or on the road traveling for hours, you're not going to make it a priority to go get water very often. The fix: Always keep a big tumbler of water on your desk or a water bottle in your bag so you have no excuse. And if you work at a desk, leave the cup in plain sight so you're constantly reminded.
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