Winter is here and we all know that's no good news for water. Our body instantaneously reminds us to drink water during the summer but winter is kind of tricky. We don’t sweat much during winter and that makes us think less about water. Staying hydrated in winter is as important as staying hydrated in the summer. The average man needs roughly 3.5 liters (2.5 liters for women) during all seasons, which can be obtained from both food and beverages. Inadequate water intake can cause fatigue, muscle cramps, bad mood, poor memory, headaches, even dizziness, and we don’t want that do we?
Make sipping water less of a chore with these tricks.
Add a flavor
Who wouldn’t like a nice warm cup of drink? Swap that tea cup with warm water with a teaspoon of honey or lemon drops. Adding a bit of flavor will bring an excitement to the boring chore. Get creative and bring your own flavorsome combination. Tip: The longer you let it steep, the tastier it will get.
Take it up a notch – Gamify it
Who doesn’t like a good self-gift especially when it comes as a reward for your achievement? Everyone loves a gadget, and we just look for an excuse to get one. Here’s your excuse. Track your hydration journey and reward yourself with a treat you don’t get to enjoy very often.
One super fun, sneaky way to consume water is to replace it with water-rich foods. Some top picks include lettuce (96% water), celery (95% water), cucumber (96% water), zucchini (95% water), watermelon (92% water), and grapefruit (91% water). Jazz up your thirst with these fruits and vegetables that are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that promote your overall health.
What are some other ways to get yourself drinking more water in the winter? Tell us in the comments below.