We all know that staying hydrated is important because it helps our minds and bodies do their best work, whether it’s knocking a presentation out of the park or having a kick ass workout. And in theory, it seems like it should be easy. Just drink more water. But in reality, it’s not quite that simple.
When we’re running from meeting to meeting, from the gym to happy hour and everywhere in between, drinking water isn’t exactly our top priority. So we put together some tips to help make staying hydrated easier to remember and more enjoyable.
1. Make It Convenient
Having a hard-sided, reusable water bottle on hand simplifies the logistics of drinking water when you’re on the go. You can bring it everywhere – to the office, on the beach, to the gym. You won’t have to worry about spilling or leaking (close the lid tightly). And they’re sturdy. So it’s OK if it rolls across the floor of your car. Or bounces around in your work out bag.
2. Keep It Close
Out of sight, out of mind has never been so true. Keep your water bottle within arm’s reach at your desk. If you’re at the gym, put it in the cup holders attached to the machines or on the floor close to you. Before binge watching your new favorite series, fill up that water bottle and bring it with you to the couch.
3. Infuse It With Natural Flavors
Pineapple, raspberries, mint leaves, ginger, cucumbers – the world is your garnish. Just pop in a few flavorful fruits, veggies and/or herbs so you actually look forward to sipping throughout the day. You’ll pick up some antioxidants along the way too! If you’re feeling adventurous and like spicy stuff, toss in jalapeño slices.
4. Eat It
There are lots of fruits and veggies that naturally hold quite a bit of water. Watermelon is a prime example. Strawberries, grapefruit, lettuce and cauliflower are also high in water content. And on top of the whole hydration factor, your body will love all the vitamins and minerals that are packed into these water-full foods.
5. Make It Multitask
You’re already putting in the effort to drink more water, so make it really count by helping out your body in more than one way. Do more than just stay hydrated. Help keep your gut balanced and feel fuller for longer by sprinkling Regular Girl into your water.
The fiber and probiotics in Regular Girl work together to help keep you regular. The fiber helps slow down the digestion of food so you feel fuller for longer and aren’t pestered by excess gas or bloating. Meanwhile, the probiotics add more of the “good bacteria” that your digestive system loves.
Regular Girl is also colorless, odorless, tasteless and dissolves completely in water (plus all sorts of other drinks and food). So you won’t notice the difference, but you’ll feel all of the benefits. See for yourself: