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40 KB Swings (1.5/1)
50 Calorie Row
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Momma’s Quote of the Week: “Life is short, and if we enjoy every moment of every day, then we will be happy no matter what happens or what changes along the way.”—Gretchen Bleiler
As the weather gets colder, some of us don’t get quite as thirsty during the day and therefore tend to not drink as much water as we need. Here are some tips from the Huffington Post to sneak more water into your day:
Despite how important it is to stay hydrated, there are many things that keep us from drinking enough water ― busy schedules, things we’d rather be drinking (especially coffee and cocktails), and the belief that drinking more water will lead to spending half the day in a bathroom stall.
We feel you. But it’s also necessary to drink up. Fortunately for all of us, there are more ways than ever to score enough H2O, and you don’t have to turn your life upside down to make them happen. Ahead, experts share their super-easy strategies for drinking more water:
If your days are so hectic that stopping to drink water barely crosses your mind, try bookending each day with some H2O to take the pressure off, said North Carolina-based registered dietitian Autumn Ehsaei. Drinking a few cups in the morning and a few more once you’re off the clock guarantees that your body is getting a decent amount of water, and it brings you another step closer to reaching your ultimate hydration goals.
“While coffee is a fluid, it’s not as hydrating or thirst-quenching as water for most of us,” Ehsaei said. If you’re already in the habit of drinking a few cups of coffee each day, following them up with a glass of water can easily improve your hydration status.
If you find water to be a yawn on its own, adding lots of ice to your go-to drinks and smoothies is an easy way to sneak in some hydration, said Maryann Walsh, a registered dietitian in Florida.Popping just four ice cubes into your glass adds roughly a half of a cup of water to your drink ― and your taste buds will barely notice.
Kicking things up a notch in the spice department ― say, by adding extra hot sauce or peppers to your meal ― is a really easy (and tasty) way to bump up your water intake. Most people drink (OK, chug) water to cool down their mouth after bites of spicy food and this can help fulfill your hydration goals in the process, said Kristen Smith, a registered dietitian based in Georgia.
If you take medications or supplements, set a goal to wash them down with a full glass of water, Walsh said. Many meds and supplements are supposed to be taken a few hours apart for maximum efficacy, so this small change may increase your water intake quite a bit.
Tracking your water intake tends to get lost among all your other daily to-dos ― hence the popularity of smart water bottles, which do all of the tracking for you. A bottle like HydraCoach, DrinKupor Ozmo Active can help you calculate the approximate amount of water you should drink daily, send you reminders to drink up and track your data so that you can improve your hydration habits over time.
You’re more likely to swallow more at a time when you drink from a straw compared to when you sip directly from the bottle. Plus, drinking water from a straw makes it more accessible, said Kristen Kizer, a registered clinical dietitian at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas. You’ll be more likely to sip on your water during a meeting if you have a straw, for example, and don’t have to reopen your bottle every time.
There are tons of apps, such as Gulps, that can help you strengthen your water intake by sending reminders to your phone and providing a visual of how much you’ve had to drink so far, said Amanda Montalvo, a registered dietitian and functional nutrition practitioner from Kettlebell Kitchen. If gaming’s more your thing, Plant Nanny links your daily water consumption to keeping an adorable plant alive.