Trick Yourself To Drink More Water And Stay Hydrated

Trick Yourself To Drink More Water And Stay Hydrated
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Lots of people say that we need to drink at least eight glass of water per day to stay hydrated. However, every individual may have different needs because how much water you should drink is calculated by various factors such as your overall health, your activeness, the climate in which you live in, etc. For some people eight glass of water a day can be too much or not enough. It is just rough calculation of how much water you should drink, not a mandatory one. You may need more than eight glass of water a day if you work outdoor or under harsh sun exposure with rigorous activities. 

Drinking more water in disguise

Keep in mind that water is not the only source you should get to stay hydrated. There are many fruits which in water composition that can also hydrate your body. You can trick yourself into consuming foods and drinks that are packed with water but disguised as something else. Here are some of the tricks you may consider:

Opt for foods that are high in water

There are many foods that are high in water such as cucumber. In fact, it is water disguised as vegetable. This delicious and versatile vegetable contain more than 90 percent of water. You can incorporate cucumber into your daily meals such as salads, salsa, or slice of toast. There are more foods that are high in water as well such as berries, watermelons, melons, mangoes, tomatoes, apples,  pears, peaches,  and lettuces. By opting for more of these foods alike, you will hit your daily water target effortlessly.

Making your own drinks

Instead of grabbing sodas or other high-sugary beverages, consider making yourself your favorite drinks that are healthier and more delicious. For example, you can make iced tea where you can control the amount of water you want. You can also control how much sugar you want to use. If you feel too lazy to keep making a cup of iced tea each time you crave for it, why not making a jug of flavored tea and infuse it as you wish. Keep it in the fridge and you can enjoy it anytime you want. 

Consider dilution

Sometimes, there are types of foods or drinks you can part ways with such as beer, high-sugary fruit juice, and even caffeinated drinks. Alcoholic and caffeinated beverages are known to be dehydrating. To keep yourself hydrated, try dilute your favorite drinks with water. For example, drink a glass of water after you finish your beer.

Hydrate your outside part too

Being hydrated is vital not only for the organ inside your body but also for your skin. In fact, it is the largest organ of your body and you need to keep it hydrated. Spray some face mist every 3 or 4 hours, and cool yourself down for better body temperature control. Your skin tends to dry out especially during cold months, so spritz away to keep it hydrated.