Hydration Fixation

Tips For Easily Meeting Water Goals

Staying hydrated is a seemingly simple, yet absolutely crucial, piece of your personal well-being. We determined that the general rule is to drink enough water to meet the needs of your thirst (approximately eight 8 oz. glasses of water, depending of factors of weight and overall health).

Which brings us to the second post of this series in which we’re suggesting the best tips we know to help you easily meet your daily hydration goal.

• Always carry a water bottle with you. Always. Wherever you go.
• Carrying a water bottle doesn’t help if you don’t drink the water in this bottle. Start by removing the bottle from your bag as soon as you arrive at your destination. If it’s in front of you on your desk or in the shopping cart, you’re more likely to remember to actually drink the water.
• Water bottles come in sizes ranging from 8 oz. to 64 oz. Select bottles that will fit in your car’s cup holder, your purse, your briefcase and your bike or treadmill.
• Keep a case of bottled water in the trunk of your car. Each time you get in the car grab one bottle. Commit to drinking it on your drive.
• Start each day with a warm cup of water with lemon juice from half a lemon. Not only is this simple remedy great for awakening your digestive system, it’s a clean and cozy way to wake up to winter.
• Consume foods that have high water content, such as watermelon, fruits, vegetables, soup, popsicles and water flavored with fruit.
• Infuse a carafe of water in your fridge with something fun like lemon, orange or cucumber. Make this your special lunch or dinner beverage.
• Drink from a straw. You just drink more this way.
• Pay attention to your thirst. If you can’t remember to stop every once in a while and do this, then set a daily alarm on your phone. Alternately, we know, there MUST be an app for this!

Other ideas? We’d love to hear from all you breast pumping mamas with your best tips for meeting your hydration needs!

*Note: The information herein was compiled by our resident Moms in the Know and is not informed by medical or legal experts. Always consult your physician, nutritionist, and/or lactation consultant with concerns or issues. This information does not directly reflect the views or opinions of Byram Healthcare.

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