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Add More Water to Your Day

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  1. Try to drink more purified water. Use a good water filter to make sure there are no contaminants, which helps ensure the best taste! Perhaps a good distiller would be useful.
  2. Write yourself a reminder note to drink more water. Stick it onto your fridge door or any place you’ll notice it throughout the day.
  3. Take it slow! If you’re not used to drinking much water, get used to it gradually over a couple of weeks. Start slowly and increase your intake a little each day.
  4. Keep a jug of water in the fridge if you prefer it cold. Many people find chilled water more pleasant to drink rather than room temperature. Some like it room temperature, so leave a pitcher on the counter where you will see it and be reminded to drink it throughout the day.
  5. Try adding sliced lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, strawberry, kiwifruit, cucumber, or a sprig of mint for a refreshing drink. Go organic, if you can.
  6. Add a splash of juice to your glass of water for just a hint of flavor. Cranberry, grape, or pineapple are yummy. Freshly-squeezed lemon juice is a great option, too.
  7. Make fruit ice cubes for a bit of fun! Cut up little pieces of fruit and place them into ice molds, then fill them up with water. Berries are generally small enough to fit the mold. When set, they look great and guests will always be impressed. Or, you can make the whole ice cube out of juice.
  8. Spread your water intake throughout the whole day. Don't try to drink it all at once!
  9. Find a cute cup or other drinking vessel that you like and use that as your personal preference. Go ahead and play favorites!
  10. Select several times during the day where you regularly schedule a water break, such as before you eat breakfast. Make drinking water part of your daily routine.
  11. When seated for long periods, like working at a desk, keep a glass of water handy so you can sip regularly.
  12. When physically active or traveling, be sure to bring along a water bottle.
  13. If planning a long day out, check that you have sufficient water supplies to take with you before you leave the house. Don't let yourself get dehydrated.
  14. Foods should make up around 20% of your daily water intake. Make sure you eat your fruits and vegetables, as these are high in water content. Homemade soups are also a good source of water.
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