We get it. You’re busy during the day. Between work, exercise and making time for friends and family, it’s hard to think of anything else. Before you know it, you’re getting ready for bed at night and it hits you: you haven’t drank nearly enough water today.
Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us. Although it’s easy to lose track of your hydration, it’s also pretty easy to sneak in more water during the day. From forming new habits to rethinking your diet, check out three ways to change the way you hydrate every day.
Commit to a new routine:
One of the easiest ways to incorporate more water into your day is by creating new habits. To do this, when you wake up (before you even reach for that coffee mug!) drink a glass of water instead. Because meals are a routine part of our day, before you eat, drink another glass of water. Not only will this help with hydration, but studies show it can also can help dieters lose weight as it aids in digestion and hunger suppression. Finally, two hours before bed, set an alarm on your phone to remind yourself that it’s hydrating time, an easy thing to add to your pre-bedtime routine while binging Netflix or scrolling through social media!
Add water enriched foods to your diet:
Usually when our bodies tell us we’re hungry, we listen. If you know you’re struggling in the hydration department, try sneaking in water enriched foods with each meal. A produce-heavy diet is usually a good rule of thumb. Other water-packed foods to stay hydrated include broths and soups, lettuce, plain yogurt and more. Between breakfast, lunch and dinner, it’s easy to add food that helps you stay hydrated (and is delicious too!).
Challenge yourself to make hydration an priority:
At the end of the day, only you can help take control of your hydration and support your overall health. Change your mindset of hydration and water intake by challenging yourself in new ways. Discover how exactly you like your water—flavored or plain? Chilled with ice or room temperature? Begin a hydration journal and track your intake each day. Then, challenge yourself to do better the next day. Invest in technology, apps and products that will help you reach your goals (did you know there’s smart water bottles that glow when it’s time for you to drink?).
By creating new hydration habits, you’ll find it easier to make water intake a routine part of your everyday life, and you’ll see the positive effects that come with it. At SweatID, we’ve created a wearable piece of technology that helps users know what to drink, when to drink and how much to drink.
Learn how SweatID is revolutionizing the hydration game and will help you incorporate more healthy hydration routines to your day.