Drink Water for your Health…So much water, so little time…

waterfall

Feel like you need to drink this daily?

To increase health benefits you are supposed to drink 8 ounces of water 8 times per day. That equals half a gallon which sounds like a daunting amount of water that will make my stomach slosh. I actually forget to drink water through the day which is my biggest downfall to help me with this health benefit. If I go to my refrigerator to get water…..items other than water seem to come out…like, sweet tea, lemonade, soda, or maybe even cheese. Here is my simple solution as well as product review….

water jug 2I use a beverage dispenser full of water on my counter that I can easily access. I also place paper cups and a sharpie for my kids to use next to it as well. Why does this matter you ask? Because it is a jug of water staring at me when I walk into the kitchen. It reminds me as well as guilts me into drinking more water. I think of it like a nutritionist sitting on my counter with a water bottle in her hand. I purchased the Mainstays 1 Gal Sun Tea (beverage dispenser) from Walmart which was only $7.40. It looks cute on the counter and my kids can easily use the spigot without me wondering when I will clean up broken glass and a gallon of water off of the kitchen floor.

This is a very simple tip, but it actually has helped increase my water intake. One small healthy step at a time will hopefully one day add up to big leaps.

drinking game

Really? A fun water drinking game? Hmmm..not so sure.

What tips do you have to help drink more water throughout the day?