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How to Drink More Water

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How to Drink More Water

You know the old adage:  “If you're thirsty, you're already dehydrated.” A lot of adults go throughout their day not knowing that they're actually dehydrated. But, for those who have realized this, and are looking for how to drink more water, the answers to this problem is simple enough. To drink more water, all that you have to do is add more of it into your life! You can do so by following these tips.

Carry Your Water With You

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You're more likely to get dehydrated on the go than you are sitting on your living room couch. Why? Because fresh water is usually harder to fin on the go, and convenience stores and gas stations offer a wide variety of tempting sodas before you even get to the water case. Instead, fill up your own reusable canteen or water bottle (stainless steel works great) and take it with you wherever you go.

Beware of Salt

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This is a biggie that no one ever seems to consider. Though that soda that you're guzzling might feel like it's hydrating you, it most likely isn't. In fact, it's loaded with salt, which actually works to dry you out. Instead, consider replacing this wasteful drink with water, allowing you to drink more of it and stay hydrated a lot more efficiently. Once again, carrying your own bottle is smart, allowing you to cut the salt out.

Make it Accessible

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This is for your at-home use, or perhaps even in the office! Any place that you stay at frequently should, if possible, make clean drinking water easy to get. For some, that means a tap. For others, that means a pitcher in the fridge. For even more, it means a filtered system, or one coming directly from the refrigerator itself. Whatever works for you, make your new favorite drink easily accessible to you and anyone else.

Add Some Flavor

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Bored with how bland water tastes? Well, it doesn't have to be bland anymore! Instead, you can load your water up with a variety of options to give it a pop of flavor without so many calories. This deliciousness guarantees that you'll switch! Some sports bottles have chambers in the fruit, where you can put berries to give it that sweet taste. Or you can even take out the middle man, and just put them in your water!

Choose Water-Filled Foods

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It isn't just in the standard clear liquid form that you can get your water intake from! Instead, you could try to eat some of the more water-filled foods that are available. Instead of choosing salad for a starter, choose a soup with a water-based (not cream) broth. Looking for something sweet and cool to munch on when the summer heat gets to bad? Turn to good ol' fashioned watermelon! True to its name, it packs a lot of water!

As you can see, it only takes a few minor tweaks to boost your intake of water. The main key? Make it more accessible...and desirable.

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