10 Ways to Boost Your Daily Water Intake
It's common knowledge that getting plenty of water each day bears multiple benefits. It flushes toxins from our bodies, helps to clear and smooth skin, and aids in proper digestion and weight loss. So why does it seem like such a chore to get adequate amounts of this most basic beauty elixir? Metabolic Research Centers offer these top 10 tips for boosting your daily water intake:
Know that the eight-glass-a-day rule isn't one-size-fits-all. Your recommended daily water intake is based on your weight, exercise habits and even your environment. Check out this free online calculator to find out how much you need each day. [http://waterintakecalculator.com/]
Start slow. Add one glass a day to work your way up to your recommended daily water intake.
Keep it handy: Get yourself several plastic water bottles or thermoses in favorite colors or cool designs. Fill them up throughout the day and keep them with you at your desk, in your car, in your workout bag, on your living room side tables, etc.
Jazz it up: Freeze peeled slices of lemons, limes, oranges or cucumbers to use in place of ice cubes and add a little flavor.
Get sneaky: Add fruits and vegetables with high water content to your daily diet. A few top choices are watermelon, cucumber, celery, tomatoes, grapefruit, green peppers and baby carrots.
Keep in mind that getting plenty of water also helps to keep you feeling full and stave off cravings. So before you cave into your temptation for that high-sugar, high-calorie soda or snack, down a glass of water instead and you'll soon find that your cravings are reduced.
To help keep you on a healthy and successful weight lost track, call 800-501-8090 or your nearest Metabolic Research Center.
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