Seven ways to drink more water throughout the day

April 4, 2013

We all know that it’s important to drink eight glasses of water a day, but with so many other tasty beverage alternatives (and caffeinated ones at that), it can be easy to accidentally fall well below your daily hydration quota. Drinking more water will boost your energy and help you stay healthy, so try these tricks to sneak more water into your diet:

1. Drink during your workout
Staying hydrated while exercising is an important part of having an effective workout. The award-winning TRUE Fitness PS800 treadmill comes equipped with a water bottle holder, so you won’t have to worry about stopping your run to take a swig. This home treadmill is also packed with safety features and has one of the largest running surfaces in the industry so you can complete your workout injury-free.

2. Add flavor
There are tons of products on the market that make it easy to add some excitement to your water by inserting a little flavor. You can also go the natural route by squeezing in a bit of lemon, lime or cucumber to give your water a bit of a kick.

3. Buy a reusable water bottle
If you always have a bottle of water around, it will be much easier to reach your goal of eight glasses a day. Carry a reusable bottle with you wherever you go and refill it throughout the day to stay hydrated while saving money and the environment.

4. Make it a part of your morning routine
You brush your teeth every morning, right? If you drink a glass of water after you stumble out of bed each day, it will help you wake up and feel alert.

5. Try some tea
If adding flavor to your water still doesn’t make it appealing, drink some herbal tea. It’s not only healthier than your morning coffee, it also contains a great deal more water.

6. Swap out the soda
The next time you feel the urge to head to the vending machine for a soda, grab your water bottle and refill it at the nearest drinking fountain instead. It will help you form the habit of consuming more water and will rid your body of unnecessary extra caffeine.

7. Alternate during happy hour
If you find yourself at happy hour with your coworkers, drink a glass of water in between each cocktail. You’ll automatically consume less alcohol, thereby avoiding that nasty morning hangover.