How to Drink Water Daily

How to Drink Water Daily

Are you drinking enough water daily?  No, well then maybe you should.  I’m pretty sure you already know this, but are wondering what are the benefits of drinking water on a daily basis. 

I can’t stress enough how important it is to get the right amount of water your body needs to work efficiently throughout the day.

Can you Imagine that many people find all types of substitutes to drinking water whether it be artificially flavored juice, Soda, Energy drinks, or coffee even. 

One of the biggest reasons many people struggle to drink enough water is the fact that it doesn’t have much taste.  Even though there are different ways to drink water.

Why Drinking Water Is Important

Let’s be honest, you kinda can’t live without it – In order for our bodies to be properly hydrated, one must always feed their body with fresh water. 

You can go weeks without food, but only 3 days without water!

Water is an invaluable source –  It is very difficult for out bodies to get water from any other source than itself. 

Other liquids like soft drinks, alcohol, coffee and other beverages, steal a great amount of water from the body.

Not to say you wouldn’t be able to survive from these other liquids, but it would be hard for your body to work as efficiently as it needs to for good health

Water plays a very important role in your body – Lack of water can be a huge factor in fatigue during the day.  Leading the brain to not work properly thus causing lack of focus.

Water is important for proper digestion and nutrient absorption within the body –  Most importantly, the ability of water to remove waste material out of our bodies.

Helps suppresses the appetite naturally – and helps the body metabolize fat that is stored within the body.  There are studies that have shown that decrease in water intake can increase fat deposits, while an increase in water intake can reduce it.

Water acts as a cooling system for our body – During intense exercises or in hot temperatures, it is better to drink water rather than sport drinks which are usually good for after any strenuous activity.  Water helps regulate the body’s cooling system.

Why You Should Drink Water Instead Of Soda

Soft drinks like soda take water from the body – due to all the sugar your body has to process.  Causing large amounts of water to be taken from the body

Soda never really quenches your thirst – you may not feel your lack of quench for thirst, but your body will.  By denying your body the amount of water it needs to work, can cause Chronic Cellular Dehydration which can weaken your immune system, which can lead to disease.

Soda offers no nutritional value – other than taste, there are zero benefits to drinking Soda

How to drink more Water

Try adding flavor to your water – Drinking water alone can seem like a chore when every sip is tasteless.  Try adding some excitement to your water with fresh fruit (Lemon, Lime, strawberries or even grapefruit).  

Lemon is known to give your immune system a boost of Vitamin C which is vital to health.  It also aids in digestion and many other benefits.

Using technology to track your cups – The most common daily recommended amount of water you hear is 3 liters for Men and about 2.2 liters for women.  I think you should be trying to get at least these amounts depending on your activity level and health.  My general rule is, if you feel thirsty, then drink water.

Keep a Jug around – which can help you remember to always have it filled up.  I usually carry around with me a liter jug  and try to make sure to drink at least three of them a day.

Try sparkling or mineral water – an awesome alternative to all the soda drinkers that still need that bubbly feeling when needing a drink but all the benefits of water.

Eat water-rich foods – Yes, you can eat your water.  Try consuming foods that are rich in water like cucumber, zucchini and watermelon.  This is a great way to curb your appetite and get the benefits of water as well.

There you have it.  Some of the many ways to drink water and the benefits that come with it.  Please share below how you make water a part of your life and how it has helped you.

8 thoughts on “How to Drink Water Daily

  1. I just discovered this site and it’s been very useful. Particularly, the post on drinking water. I have since tried flavored sparkling water instead of soda and I’m hooked. Thanks!

  2. Hi Ralph,

    Great post! ‘drink lots of water’ its something you tend to hear all the time, but the fact you went through and told us why we need to drink lots of water was beneficial. Eating water rich foods is new to me so I will be sure to try that. Do you think just drinking one coffee or one beer a day can contribute to your daily water intake, or should I count that completely desperate?
    Thanks

    • Hi Adam,

      Both Coffee and Alcohol can contribute, but they can also take away depending on the amount you consume. One a day shouldn’t hurt too much as long as water is you major source of hydration. Glad you enjoyed the read and take care!

  3. Hi Ralph,

    I have a quick question: I drink a lot of tea. I want to ask, is tea as beneficial as water? It really is just flavored water, though it has health benefits such as antioxidants. What are your thoughts? It certainly is better than soda, is it not?

    • Hi Ben! I’m a big tea drinker, especially green tea. The main thing is staying hydrated and I would worry about your caffeine intake which tends to release stored water due to it being a diuretic. So it would depend on your activity level. Like I wouldn’t drink tea after an intense workout. Basically tea is fine, but nothing replaces water. Hope this helps.

  4. Hey Ralph!
    Great article man, sometimes we forget how important water is in our life. Couple years ago I really needed to push myself to drink 3 liters of water a day, but now it comes naturally. I guess it’s a habit we have to develop in time.

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