Wellness & Education

5 Tips for Drinking More Water

We may not look like we’re floating through life, but to a certain extent we are. 50 to 70% of the human body is made of water. When half or more of your body is made of water, it’s important to make sure you’re drinking enough. 

If counting comes naturally to you, drink 8 to 10 cups of water a day.  If you don’t want to bother to count and measure, check out your urine instead. It should be mostly clear (except for when you first get up in the morning) and have little to no odor.

If drinking a couple of quarts of water each day is difficult, you can try these tricks to increase your water intake:  

  • Eating fresh fruits and vegetables will improve your water intake as well as your nutrition.  
  • Add fresh lemon juice to your water to flavor it.  
  • Drink part of your nutrition. As long as you watch your sugar and calorie intake, it’s ok to consume fruit and vegetable juices.  
  • Find some flavored waters that you enjoy. 
  • If you must have a sugary drink, don’t drink it. Instead, use it to make flavored ice cubes. This will get you the taste you love while making water more enjoyable to drink.