Staying hydrated can be difficult. Sometimes you forget to drink plenty of water and sometimes it doesn’t seem as appetizing as a nice cool beer or soda. We all know that drinking water is extremely important for our health and well being. Staying hydrated cannot be something you choose to do occasionally, it must be a priority throughout the day. Otherwise, you wind up feeling sick and suffering the side effects of dehydration, which can cause many problems like sleepiness, headaches, digestive issues, confusion, and other illnesses.
So, why don’t we drink enough water? There are many excuses in the book and trust me, we’ve heard them all. Some people have used the excuse that water doesn’t taste good, it makes them gag, they don’t like carrying a bottle, or they just need some caffeine in their body. Well, we are sick of the excuses! Here are a few unique ways we recommend you stay hydrated with your Glasstic.
Well, this is an easy one for us to cover. None of us like to carry a water bottle, but sometimes we have to. Carrying a reusable water bottle (like your Glasstic) is affordable and helps save the environment one plastic bottle at a time. If you don’t like carrying your Glasstic, we do have a shoulder strap that makes it a little more convenient. It just needs to become one of those items that you carry no matter where you go like your car keys and wallet. It may be a little bulky, but it will help you stay healthy.
Keeping a water bottle on hand throughout your day and drinking plenty of water also contributes to weight loss, healthier skin, and is known to prevent or reduce headaches, stroke, and your risk for heart attacks.
We can understand this. Sometimes water just doesn’t taste all that great. However, that shouldn’t stop you from drinking it. There are many ways to make drinking water taste better. We recommend squeezing a lemon or lime into your next drink. Or try making a fruit-infused blend that will help keep you hydrated and refreshed. Shape.com has many great flavor boosting options to ensure you get your recommended ounces per day.
The majority of us actually suppress our bodies’ natural instinct to drink water throughout the day. By keeping a water bottle (like your Glasstic) nearby, it’ll actually help you remember to keep hydrated. Start journaling the amount you drink, set goals, or even put reminders in your daily calendar. Although it may sound silly to schedule in water breaks, it may be the extra step you need to stay hydrated and healthy.
Soda and caffeine are not alternatives to water. Although it may taste delicious and it says zero calories, it will not help you stay hydrated. Many times, it actually does the complete opposite and it is also not great on the body for a number of other reasons. In moderate levels, caffeine can help boost energy. However, if you absorb too much and make this your primary way of staying hydrated, it can seriously harm the body. According to Livestrong, consuming too much caffeine can impact the nervous system, stomach and digestion, and even create a dependency.
So, it’s time to stop the excuses. Grab your Glasstic and stay hydrated.