Three Ideas For Drinking More Water

After a little research, it is clear that nobody understands where the saying that you need to drink eight cups of water per day comes from. Some people reflect it back to research in the 1980's, and other people pretend that doctors began telling people that amount because it was a good goal, but didn't have any scientific analysis to back it up with.

Either way, the point is obvious, water does miracles for your body, and your brain. Water is well known to clean your body of toxic chemicals through your intestines and also throughout your urine tract. Without frequent water consumption, our bodies break down very fast, in a matter of days. Without food, however, some people can live for more than seven days. That just shows how valuable water is to our bodies.

Here are three smart tips for taking in more water.

1. Always have water available

I like to buy the 12-ounce bottles of water and keep them in the fridge. Whenever I go to the gym, I grab a bottle. On my way out the door to work, I grab a bottle. Before a trip that will be 30 minutes or longer, I grab a bottle. When I watch a movie, I grab a bottle.

Whenever I am relaxing watching TV or a movie, I will keep the bottle in my hand with the lid off. I take a lot of little sips until the bottle is gone. An excellent idea of making sure you drink more water is to ensure it is easily accessible.

2. Keep it cold

I don't know many people who like to drink room temperature water; I sure don't. If you keep your water cold, you will drink more. I make sure there is always ice in my freezer, this makes it very comfortable to have a cold glass of water anytime.

3. Order water in restaurants

Whenever I go out to eat, I always drink water with some lemon. The lemon adds a little spirit to the taste, and the water is always fine, cold and refreshing. After a short time, you will stop wanting your old drink of choice and will begin to enjoy the taste or lack of taste, that water provides.

Give it a shot, and your body will be grateful!