Can You Stay Hydrated in a Busy Day? 8 Amazing Ways
By Adonia Dennis, Natural Blaze
Your body needs water, even in a busy day
There are numerous benefits of staying hydrated. Drinking enough water promotes weight loss, increases energy, and flushes out toxins, boost the immune system, and more. Is there anyone who is not aware of this fact? Only a few people are not aware of the benefits of drinking water. And there are many adverse effects of dehydration. Many people are aware of this fact too. However, the problem is many people don’t stay hydrated due to various reasons.
One of the most common reasons for not staying hydrated is a busy schedule. According to the statistics, up to 75% of the Americans fall short of drinking an adequate amount of water required by the body. Because they fall short of drinking an adequate amount of water, doctors predict that they are in the risk of suffering from chronic dehydration. What should you know after knowing this fact? Obviously, drink enough water. The major question is how one can stay hydrated in a busy day. The next section of this article will provide you with some amazing tips.
8 amazing ways to stay hydrated in a busy day
Just because you have a busy schedule does not mean that there is no way to stay hydrated. Yes, there is a chance that you may forget to drink enough water. However, there are ways to stay hydrated. Here are 8 amazing ways to stay hydrated in a busy day.
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- Carry glass water bottle to your workplace
What happens when you keep an important file on your desk? After looking at that file, you will recall the works left to be done. It’s same in the case of water as well. By bringing a glass water bottle in your workplace, that water bottle will remind you of your aim of staying hydrated. Drink enough water, and make sure you refill the bottle.
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- Your body will give you a sign
When your body runs out of the water, it will give you various signs. If you experience signs, such as fatigue, irritability while having meals, dry lips, rough and scratchy around your mouth, and others, these signs could be a clear indication of your body running out of the water. Notice these signs, as it will remind you of your aim of staying hydrated throughout the day.
It’s better to drink cold water. The study shows that the body spends calories while heating the water to the temperature of your body. If you’re a person who is involved in regular workouts, you should also check out the hydration tips to exercise.
- Eat more fruits
It’s not necessary to get entire water from drinking water itself. It can come from various fruits that can contribute to the level of water in your body. There are fruits, such as strawberry, watermelon, peaches, raspberries, and others that contain more than 85% water content. You can include these fruits while having your snacks. These fruits taste great. Furthermore, the sugar content of these fruits is quite low as well.
- Turn water into habit
You hardly forget to brush your teeth, isn’t it? It is because you have formed a habit of brushing your teeth. This same rule applies to drinking water as well. When you set a goal of drinking water, you may forget to drink water for some time. However, you can form a habit by regularly drinking water in a specific time interval, such as after a lunch or dinner or in an hour interval, you will slowly form a habit of drinking water.
- Naturally infused water
It’s true that water has no taste. Many people may not want to drink water because of this sole reason. However, you can add lime, strawberries, mint, or some other fruits make drinking water more fun. You will add taste to your water, making your water tastier than before. Check out some cooling and hydration recipes for yourself.
- Your mobile phone can help you out
It is not an uncommon thing to forget to drink water when you’re busy. Nowadays, there are many ‘apps’ to help you track your drinking habits. You can also set the alarm to help you remember your goal of staying hydrated.
- Some drinks can dehydrate your body
Not all types of drink can help you stay hydrated. The study shows that the consumption of alcohol can make your body dehydrated. Similarly, you should not drink too much soda as well. Remember, your goal is to stay hydrated.
- Drink plenty of water in a restaurant
It does not cost a penny to drink a glass of water in a restaurant. Every time you go out for lunch in a restaurant, make sure you drink at least 2-3 glasses of water there. You will utilize the time given to you for a lunch break to stay hydrated.
Everyone deserves to stay healthy and hydrated. Now that you know the tips for staying hydrated in a busy day, you should go and share these tips with some of your busy friends. By doing this, you can save them from various adverse effects of dehydration, such as fever, vomiting, diabetes, and more. Moreover, you should also make sure that you implement these tips in your life.
Some people may worry that the water will make them visit the restroom more often. Stop worrying and start drinking enough water to stay healthy.
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Adonia Dennis (@adoniadennis), by profession a Health, Beauty and Skin Care adviser. She provides solution related to health and beauty problems. She is an independent researcher who researches for all type of skin related issues. She is a featured blogger at huffingtionpost.com and sheknows.com and share her views on health, fitness and diet. Visit Adonia on Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest.