Did you know that 4 out of 5 Americans are not getting enough water? That's roughly 80% of the working population. Your body is made up of almost 75% water, so hydration is one of the most fundamental aspects of our well-being. Dehydration happens when the loss of body fluids, mostly water, exceeds the amount that's taken in. When someone has lost enough fluids, the body begins to lose it's ability to function normally. So drinking enough water is absolutely crucial to your body's health and weight loss. If you're not getting at least 64 ounces of water each day, try these 3 easy tips to increase your water intake.
1. Drink a glass of water before every meal. This easy trick before every meal will help get you to your goal of being hydrated, but it'll also help you feel more satiated for your meal so you're not overeating as well.
2. Get a quality reusable water bottle to help keep track of how much water you are drinking throughout the day. Track your ounces and keep filling it up as many times as you can. If you can figure out how many times you need to refill your bottle, you're in the know of what your goal is and can keep it on track.
3. Add lemon, mint, fruit or even collagen to your water to get extra benefits and flavor. Don't like plain water? Try adding in lemon slices, fruit or mint to infuse flavor into your water. You can also add collagen powder to your water to gain additional skin benefits as well.
There you have it, 3 easy ways to increase your water intake. By increasing your hydration, you'll find your health soaring in no time.