Remembering to drink water throughout the day is important, yet so many people forget to do it. It is not that they don’t understand how essential being hydrated is to one’s health; rather the act of stopping what they are doing to take a quick water break simply is not on the radar. I hear excuses from clients every day about how they “mean” to drink more water, but get so caught up in work, the kids, etc … that they just don’t think about it. Some even go the entire day without re-hydrating at all.
So how does one develop a habit of staying hydrated? Afterall, if you lead the horse to the water, 9 times out of 10 he will drink.
Here are a few tips …
- Keep a pitcher or glass of water at your bedside so that you are reminded to hydrate first thing in the morning.
- Invest in a good spill-proof water bottle that you can keep handy at all times.
- Always choose to order water over soda or juice when eating out. If you are having drinks (alcoholic beverages) with friends, be sure to order a glass of water, too.
- Also, try to have a salad with every meal as there is tons of water in greens.