Moving to the Alaska and swearing off all physical activity might sound like the best plan initially to avoid risks of dehydration. No need for drastic measures here though. To avoid feeling like a cactus in the Mojave desert and maintain your normal lifestyle habits, the answer is simple—just drink water!
You don’t have to actually live in a desert to appreciate the benefits water has to offer. If you need to up your water intake, follow these 4 simple steps:
1. Invest in an environmentally-friendly reusable water bottle.
Plastic water bottles make up millions of tons of waste each year crowding landfills and polluting oceans. The more aware we become about human waste, the more opportunities we uncover to reduce our environmental footprint. Plus, it feels really good to feel like you’ve made your contribution, no matter how small.
2. Get creative and infuse your water.
Add some excitement to your daily needs by infusing water with fresh fruit. Not sure which fruit to use? This is what Pinterest was made for. Or if that party is too overwhelming, pick your favorite fruit of the current season and toss it in your water bottle. The longer it steeps, the tastier it gets. It won't take long before you start feeling like the next Martha Stewart.
3. Make it a goal to drink one glass before every meal.
Sometimes just adding a simple “rule” of drinking before you eat can ensure your hydration levels are up to par. It doesn't take long for you to feel the benefits of this healthy little habit.
4. When life is flat, add some sparkle...sparkling water that is!
Especially on a hot day, lukewarm, flat water can really dampen your mood. Thanks to popular brands like LaCroix, Perrier, and Topo Chico, you can have your fancy beverage and drink it too. Proven to be just as hydrating as the OG drink, get fancy and add some fresh lime to transport yourself to the warm beaches of Mexico.