Staying hydrated requires a smart approach – top personal trainer, Carly Newson-Siaperas, invites you to try these easy tips ...
Our body is made up of between 50% – 65% of water so we need to ensure we stay hydrated.
Drinking water flushes out waste and toxins, improves skin complexion and aids smooth digestion. It also lubricates the joints and regulates body temperature.
Some people find even drinking the recommended eight glasses can prove a challenge, so here’s ten simple ways to drink more.
#1 Added Flavour
Naturally flavour your water with cucumber or mint, limes or lemons. This makes it more interesting if you find water bland.
#2 On The Go
Carry a 1.5 litre bottle around with you and take regular sips throughout the day.
Remember though, once you’re thirsty, you are already dehydrated.
#3 Tea Time
Drink more herbal teas as these count towards your fluid intake.
Download free apps like Waterlogged and Daily Water, to help track your water consumption.
#5 Exercise Savvy
When at the gym, take sips between each working set.
#6 First Thing
Make a morning ritual of drinking a large mug of warm water with squeezed lemon to kickstart your digestive system and ease constipation. Balances pH levels too.
#7 Eat It
7. Consume water-rich foods, like water melon, grapefruit, celery, cucumber and lettuce.
#8 Meal Time
Drink a glass of water before you eat each meal. You won't overeat then as you'll feel a little fuller.
#9 Dining Out
When at a restaurant, make a rule to only order water. You’ll notice a smaller bill and a smaller waistline.
#10 Short Straw
Drinking through a straw helps you consume more and keeps your lipstick on!
Water is essential for a healthy body and mind. It helps us look younger, diffuses wrinkles and removes brain fog.
Please comment below if you have any other ideas of how you can improve your water intake.