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