Before you read this, stop and grab yourself a glass of water!
Water is life. In fact, a healthy adult human body contains up to 60% water —that’s over two-thirds of our bodies! Staying properly hydrated is key to many basic bodily functions such as transporting nutrients throughout your system, keeping digestion regular, regulating body temperature, lubricating joints, and more! Yet, many of us fail to reach our daily hydration needs.
Here are easy ways to up your H2O intake:
-Make a habit of starting and ending your day with a glass of water.
-Carry water with you the same way that you carry your phone with you everywhere that you go. You’re likely to consume more H2O if it’s in close reach at all times.
-Consider purchasing a reusable waterbottle to refill on the go. Refill whenever your bottle empties to ensure you always have water on hand should thirst strike!
-Incorporate fruits and veggies with high water content into your diet. Watermelon, cucumber, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, pineapple, cantaloupe, orange, lettuce, spinach, zucchini, radish, celery, tomato, bell peppers, broccoli, carrots are all great water-rich additions.
–Bring your waterbottle with you to your workout! Remember: hydration is not only key for day-to-day function, but also for optimal workout performance. Hydrate before, during, and after physical activity.
-Use an app on your smartphone to set and track daily water intake goals, as well as set reminders to sip.
Learn more about why hydration is important to consider while working out, plus how much water you should be aiming to consume, in this WFCC blog post. Happy hydrating!