Water is life and there is pretty much nothing humans or animals can do without us. If you are always dehydrated or you just don’t take enough water, here are five sneaky ways to be better.
Sip Before You’re Thirsty
Remember that thirst is not a good indicator of hydration status. By the time you’re thirsty, your body has already lost enough water to reduce your work performance by 30 percent.
You can get rid of that fatigue by guzzling water throughout the day. Carry a bottle everywhere—having it at your side is a constant reminder to drink up and stay hydrated.
Remove Dehydrating Drinks For Fluids
Caffeinated beverages and sugary sodas will reduce your body fluids. Caffeine will stimulate your kidneys to excrete water, and sugary soda will pull water from your surrounding tissue to dilute the concentrated sugar in soda, thereby reducing your hydration.
Neither are recommended to keep you hydrated in hot, humid weather. So instead of reaching for that cup of coffee or glass of juice as soon as you wake up in the morning, quench your thirst with a glass of water instead.
Drink Before You Eat
One simple rule that can make you drink more is to down a liter before each meal. According to a 2010 study published in the research journal Obesity, not only is this is a smart way to make yourself drink more water, but it can also help you lose weight by reducing the amount of food you eat during mealtimes.
Eat Spicy Food
you surely know that when you eat Spicy foods, you tend to drink more. Kickstart your tastebuds and make yourself thirstier by eating more spicy dishes. The water you gulp down might not settle the burning sensation in your mouth, but it’s a good way to drink more!
Find A Good Bottle
The more you love your water-bottle, the more likely you are to use it every day. Whether you prefer big or small, sporty or cute, or plastic or stainless steel, there’s a perfect reusable bottle out there for you. Drinking from it should feel like a pleasure, not a chore.