Drink more water!
How often have you heard this tip from various people – including your doctor and your personal trainer in Ellicott City?
Consuming several glasses of water a day is a no-brainer. But actually achieving it involves thinking ahead.
Here are three techniques to help you stay on track every day.
3 Ways to Drink More Water at Home and at Work in Howard County
(1) Customize your water bottle with colors and designs.
You can’t drink more water consistently if you don’t have a consistent water source. And you can create a water source of your own with a reusable, BPA-free water bottle.
The key is choosing a bottle that motivates you to pick it up throughout the day. If you like bright colors, choose a water bottle in neon green or yellow. You can even decorate your bottle with stickers and doodles – anything that draws your eye and reminds you to take a sip.
(2) Set “water alarms” throughout the workday.
Ideally, you should take a few sips of water every hour. But that’s nearly impossible to remember when you’re working feverishly on an upcoming proposal, or you’re busy reviewing your stock portfolio.
Help meet your daily fluid intake requirement by setting alarms on your watch, phone, or other device. A quick buzz every hour could make all the difference in helping you drink more water.
(3) Make sipping part of your schedule.
You probably already drink water while you’re doing certain activities, such as eating dinner, or working out with your personal fitness trainer. But have you thought about other ways you could drink more water as part of your daily routine?
After you step out of the shower in the morning, take a few sips. After you brush your teeth at night, drink a little more. It’s also a good idea to drink a few ounces of water each time you enter or exit your vehicle because you might not be able to bring your water bottle with you everywhere you go.
How Much Water Should You Drink Daily?
The Institute of Medicine recommends 13 cups of total daily fluids for men and 9 cups for women. Individual needs vary, however, and there are consequences both for drinking too little and too much water in one day.
Ask your doctor to recommend your optimal daily fluid intake, and check with your personal trainer to see how much water you should drink during workouts. Don’t forget to reward yourself with a healthy snack and pat on the back for a job well done.
Keeping Hydrated at Fitness Together Ellicott City
Fitness Together is like a drink of fresh water compared to most Howard County gyms. Free of loud music and prying eyes, our culture creates a supportive environment in which men and women can achieve their personal fitness goals.
For more information about personal fitness training, call Fitness Together Ellicott City today at (410) 750-2228.