Week 2: Create a Habit

We’re in the dog days of summer, and we’re all looking for ways to beat the heat. This month, let’s talk water (think drinking vs. swimming). We’ll give you fun tips each week on ways to hydrate more and help your body out.

Water is important for your body, but it’s not always as delicious as other beverages. Here are some ways to make your water work for your taste buds.

Flavor your water.

Steep fresh fruit, veggies or herbs in your water to add a different taste.

Dilute your sugary splurges.

Have to have that lemonade or iced tea? Add some water or ice to dilute it and limit how much you drink. You’ll still get the flavor you crave but with some extra water added in.

Switch from soda to sparkling water.

Love bubbles? Try fizzy water with a squeeze of lime juice or the ever-popular La Croix for some flavor.

Come back next Monday for tips on creating a hydration habit.

We’re in the dog days of summer, and we’re all looking for ways to beat the heat. This month, let’s talk water (think drinking vs. swimming). We’ll give you fun tips each week on ways to hydrate more and help your body out.


When you do something over and over, it’s a lot easier to stick to reaching your goal. Same goes for drinking more water.

Drink a glass after every bathroom break.

This will help create a routine. Plus, the more water you drink, the more you’ll go, so the more water you’ll drink.

Refill.

When you empty your cup or bottle, get up right away and fill it back up. You’ll be more likely to keep drinking if the water is in easy reach.

Use a marked water bottle.

Using a bottle that tracks your progress throughout the day will help keep you on track. If there’s a spot you need to reach by 2pm to hit your goal, chances are seeing that written out will help you want to achieve it.

Next Monday, we’ll talk tech that can help you achieve your water goals.

We’re in the dog days of summer, and we’re all looking for ways to beat the heat. This month, let’s talk water (think drinking vs. swimming). We’ll give you fun tips each week on ways to hydrate more and help your body out.

In today’s world, there’s technology that can help with almost anything. Take advantage of these tools.

Use a water-tracking app.

Apps like Daily Water can give your reminders to drink more water and track the amount you drink.

Try a high-tech water bottle.

The DrinKup bottle links to its own app, tracks your water intake and reminds you to refill.

Filter your water.

Filtered water not only increases the quality of your water, it can also make it taste better! You can get a filtering jug like a Britta filter or add a filtration device to your sink.

Come back next week for tips on how to make water more fun.

We’re in the dog days of summer, and we’re all looking for ways to beat the heat. This month, let’s talk water (think drinking vs. swimming). We’ll give you fun tips each week on ways to hydrate more and help your body out.

Stock up on straws.

Buy some fun reusable straws. Not only will they add color to your day and help the environment, drinking out of a straw makes you drink faster, so you’ll end up drinking more.

Try tea.

Herbal teas, hot or cold, are a good way to add more water to your daily routine. Just steep your favorite tea bag in water and drink it hot or over ice for a delicious way to hydrate.

Eat water-rich foods.

Foods like watermelon, grapefruit and cucumber are delicious and over 90% water. And don’t forget to drink water with your meals!

We’re in the dog days of summer, and we’re all looking for ways to beat the heat. This month, let’s talk water (think drinking vs. swimming). We’ll give you fun tips each week on ways to hydrate more and help your body out.


This month we’ve talked a lot about drinking more water – but we’ll leave you with this: how much should you actually be drinking? We’ve all heard the 8 glasses per day rule, but experts are now saying it depends on the person. A good rule of thumb: Try to drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh each day. So if you weigh 150 pounds, your goal would be between 75 and 150 ounces each day. And don’t forget you can get water from the food you eat, especially fruits and veggies!

Thanks for joining us this month in drinking more water. We hope you’re feeling healthy and hydrated. Keep your new water habits going through summer, fall and beyond.

Content by Lockton Dunning Benefits with info from: https://www.self.com/story/how-to-drink-more-water and https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/water-for-weight-loss-diet#1