Water is the key to life and it seems like as much as we know that we need it, there seems to be a bit of confusion on how we get through our water journey. Interestingly, much like everything in life, there is a schedule that we can use to stay on track!
I. WAKE AND HYDRATE
It's no joke, drinking water as soon as you get up is a great way to kick start your day! Especially when you're a coffee drinker, you want to ensure that you have established your hydration block as soon as you're up and moving.
II. HOLD OFF ON THE COFFEE
Many people hit the floor, go to the bathroom and the hunt for coffee is on - but drinking coffee actually makes you want to go to the bathroom which increases the feeling of dehydration. By waiting 2-3 hours, you've given your body some time to hold onto the water that you put in.
III. DURING MEALS, DRINK WATER
As you enjoy your meal, drink water. This allows you to come up for air while also allowing your body to feel full. It's best for the digestion and it ensures that your intake of water continues throughout your day!
IV. EAT FOOD THAT HAVE A HIGH WATER CONTENT
If you're water bottle isn't nearby, think of other ways to incorporate water such as cantaloupe, spinach, oranges, celery, cucumbers and of course watermelon (we're always on the hunt for yellow watermelon which we find super hydrating). Of course, when consuming them, go ahead and take refreshing sips of water as well.
V. AVOID CAFFEINE 6 HOURS BEFORE BED TIME
Just like you should make sure that coffee is consumed after you have been up for a few hours, you need a little bit more of a buffer before you go to bed. 6 hours means that when you hit that slump at work, you'll have to find other means to give you a bit of a burst to continue throughout your day.
VI. GRAB A GLASS OF WATER BEFORE BED
Think about it if you haven't consumed a lot of water throughout the day as noted above, by the time you get to the evening, you're not only dehydrated BUT you're sleeping throughout the night without any water! Drinking one glass will keep you refreshed and make it easier for your body to do what it does while you slumber!