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6 Ways To Drink More Water

How much water do you drink a day? Do you ever struggle to drink the recommended amount? Well you have stopped by the right post...

I know that I never drink enough, we are supposed to drink between eight and ten glasses a day to keep us hydrated. But drinking this many glasses a day is easier said than done especially for someone who loves a cup of tea. This New Years I made drinking more water one of my resolutions and I am determined to stick to it! Who's with me? Drinking water has so many great health benefits, but let's be honest water can be boring. I know that after about the third glass of water I am ready to reach for the kettle for a nice cup of tea. But there are so many great ways that can make drinking eight glasses of water more interesting, my favourite has to be having a hot lemon drink first thing in the morning. It wakes you up, it's refreshing and it's a great way to kick start your metabolism. If you'd like to find out ways to drink more water then keep reading! 

1. Infusing your water with fruit, vegetables or herbs can make all the difference. It's so refreshing and I think it's far more appealing than just water. It always a great idea to prepare your infused water in advance, keeping a jug in your fridge will make it easier to refill your water bottle or glass. 

2. Another way to help increase your water in take is to drink unsweetened herbal or fruit teas. I love Heath and Heather Apple and Cinnamon Tea from Holland and Barrett - these are so refreshing and great for your well being. You could even try carbonated water but if you prefer flavoured just make sure that there is no added sugar or sweeteners. 

3. I have found it so much easier to monitor my water intake with a phone app because it enables me to set reminders to drink, I would be lost without this app telling me to drink. You could also set triggers into your lifestyle for sipping water, whether it be receiving a phone call, when your little one drinks or even watching television ads.

4. You'll be surprised at how much and how fast you drink when you use a straw. Its a great way for the little ones to drink more water too, Amelia loves a drink with a straw. 

5. Always carry water with you and by having your own water supply on hand will make drinking water easier. It always great to have some readily available in your handbag, gym bag, in your car or even on your desk at work. It will soon become a habit. 

6. I have found that drinking before, during and after meals helps increase my water intake and it even makes me feel fuller for longer. 

So there you have it ladies and gents 6 ways to help you drink more water, I hope that this helps you get to those eight to ten glasses a day. If you have other ideas please let me know.
8 comments on "6 Ways To Drink More Water"
  1. SO with you hear, really need to do this 8 glasses of water a day. Phone app being downloaded now:-) #thelist

    1. The app that I downloaded on my phone was called water log, I would be lost without it! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your comments x

  2. Yessss! I definitely need to drink more water. I LOVE water with fruit and bits in, my favourite is cucumber water - sounds weird but it's lush, especially straight from the fridge. Herbal teas are really lovely too. Ray xx #thelist

    1. Cucumber? I will have to try that one Rachael. My favourite is strawberries! Thank you for your comments and for stopping by x

  3. This is one of the things that I need to be better at this year, especially as I am pregnant so this is very front of mind. I love these ideas and will try a few of them out, an increase has to be a good thing! Emily #PickNMixFridays

  4. I can remember my husband making me drink so much more when I was pregnant, I was always in the loo! Not good. lol. I have been trying to more water for a couple of week now and I feel so much better for it. No more headaches and so much more energy!!! Thanks for your comments lovely! :)

  5. I am very guilty of not drinking enough and more poor skin is showing it at the moment! Must do better ;)

    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

    1. I think it was the remembering to drink for me and with an app it was so much easier. Being a busy mum can make us all forgetful. Thank you so much for your comments


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