Over 60% of your body is made up of water. Imagine what happens if you’re not drinking enough of it?! Most physiological processes that happen in the body begin with that tasteless, clear, slippery stuff. Blood volume, transportation, maintaining temperature, breathing, digestion, lubrication of joints and organs, removal of waste, immunity, and a whole lot more requires adequate amounts of water to be available in our bodies.
So now you know why it’s important, and sometimes that is all it takes to get sippin’. But incase you need more tricks to get at it, here you go:
- While your coffee brews, get your first glass down. Not a huge fan of cold water first thing in the morning? That’s fine! Make it room temp. Just get it down.
- Make it part of a habit. They say it takes at least 2 weeks to start a new habit (also that isn’t true… it actually takes 63 days but that sounds overwhelming, so let’s pretend it is 2 weeks). So add this to another habit that you have already nailed. Like… brushing your teeth? Or perhaps while you drive? Sip sip sip.
- Get a water bottle that you love. It is going to be your best friend after all, so find one that you love to carry around.
- Reminders. We saved the most obvious and common solution for last. Cliche and ineffective as it may sound and start, having reminders, from sticky notes to phone alarms to leaving your glass on your office desk, actually helps.
We hope this helps to make it part of a habit. They say it takes at least 2 weeks to start a new habit (also that isn’t true… it actually takes 63 days but that sounds overwhelming, so let’s pretend it is 2 weeks). Set a goal of a very minimum of 2L a day, with a bonus of another 1-2L depending on your body size, gender, activity level, etc.
Learning to drink water regularly may not be easy, but these tips and tricks will help a ton with your new goal to increase your hydration levels. Book your FREE Nutrition Intro here for a more in-depth talk about water.