5 Tips To Help You Drink More Water Everyday
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5 Tips to Help You Drink More Water Everyday

When a friend recommended I start the day by drinking a large glass of water, I nodded politely and continued to start my day with my fresh cup of hot coffee.

Lately, I have been waking up with a bad headache every morning for no apparent reason. I recently made a change in my diet which causes me to become dehydrated during the night.

One day it occurred to me that may be overnight dehydration was causing me to wake up with a headache.

As an experiment, I decided to drink a cool, clear glass of water soon after I wake up. I still wake up with a headache, but literally within 5 to 10 minutes after drinking a full glass of water my headache dissipates and in 15 minutes it's completely gone.

Is it a coincidence?

Perhaps... but all I know is that I have been doing this for several months, and it still works for me every time.

Either way, water consumption is critical to maintaining good health.

Did you know that simply drinking more water can repel and even treat Alzheimer's disease? Water flushes your system, and regulates a healthy digestive tract. Water promotes heart health and a strong circulatory system. Your body is roughly 60% water, and uses up some of your water supply each day.

That water has to be replaced.

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

If you are like most people, it's likely that you are not drinking enough. The average adult needs to drink at least 1 gallon of water each and every day for optimal health. Practice the following 5 simple tips to help you drink more water on a daily basis, and your health will see a positive boost.

1. Make a Goal and Stick to it

Human beings are great goal setters and achievers. If you just think about drinking more water in the back of your mind, you may be successful, or you may not. However, if you write down a specific goal for daily water consumption, you program the habit-forming part of your brain to increase your water intake.

2. Plan For it

Keep gallons or liters of fresh water on hand at all times. Store some in your refrigerator for a cool and refreshing zero calorie treat that also helps fight hunger pangs.

Keep bottled water at your job, in your vehicle, at home and in your backpack when you are on the go. The more water you have available, the more likely you are to drink this healthy beverage rather than an unhealthy, sugar-filled and processed alternative.

3. Buy a Really Nice Water Bottle

Don't just head to your local thrift store for this purchase. Find a good-looking, functional, BPA-free water bottle you really like. If you are proud to display your new healthy habit, you are much more likely to stick to it.

4. Would You Believe There's an App For This?

It seems there is an application for just about anything. This includes apps like Daily Water, iDrated, Waterlogged and Eight Glasses a Day. They make it easy to track your water consumption on a daily basis, and range from free to just $.99 per download.

5. Add Healthy Natural Flavor

Why not pop some blueberries, cucumbers, strawberries, limes or orange slices into your water? When you are done drinking, you enjoy a healthy fruit or vegetable snack. You can also add your favorite herbs for a wonderful aroma while you hydrate yourself naturally.

And who knows, you too may be able to get rid of morning headaches!


Street Talk

I usually have a cup of coffee when waking up on a morning. I think a glass of water is a better idea. I suppose too much caffeine will give you a headache.

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  about 9 months ago

Although I begin the day with a glass of water, I confess that I drink a cup of coffee soon after...

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  about 9 months ago
Jammi  

I used to have the same problem waking up with headaches until a friend of mine recommend drinking Kangen water first thing in the morning.I started doing that about a year now and I no longer wake up with headaches ,not quite sure if is the Kangen water or just because I've increase my water intake.I'll try just regular water to see if the result would be the same.Thanks for sharing!! Best Regards Jammi

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  about 1 year ago

Thanks for reading and commenting, Jammi... I'm happy to hear that someone else has benefited from the morning water treat! I think it just goes to show how important it is to stay hydrated, and of course we dehydrate all night as we sleep...

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  about 1 year ago

That's a lot of water! Thanks for the information. I do drink water when I first get up, and again with breakfast. But probably not anywhere near enough compared to a gallon a day. Whoops. Don't want to be dehydrated. Good suggestions.

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  about 1 year ago

Drinking water first thing in the morning does make me feel better... eight 8 oz glasses of water = half a gallon, so you are only 8 glasses away from a gallon! (and so am I).

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  about 1 year ago

Very useful information's as usual Juan!

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  about 1 year ago

Thank you Atif for reading and commenting... amazing, isn't it, that plain water could have such positive health benefits...

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  about 1 year ago
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