How to Drink More Water

By Reliv Product Marketing Specialist Tina Van Horn

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Wow! This summer has been a hot one for many of us. I’ve spent days at softball tournaments, doing work on my farm, and enjoying outdoor barbecues with friends. While a lot of the people around me celebrate the season with bicep curls, I get some extra strength training by lugging around my giant water bottle and family-size sunscreen!

Even I’m surprised by how much fluid my body needs and how many times I have to refill my water bottle. The recommended daily water intake is half your body weight in ounces or in simpler terms, 8 glasses. That number can be intimidating, but your body will thank you!

If you’re still having trouble meeting your daily water intake, try adding yummy flavours to your water. For example, I always try to have Innergize!® on deck. Innergize! contains an advanced blend of vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates and the lemon and orange flavours are perfect for the summer. Registered Dietitian Jennifer McDaniel suggests you even add fresh fruit or a small amount of juice to your water for more flavour. Infuse your water with lemons, cucumbers, strawberries, mint leaves, watermelon, etc. The possibilities are endless!

There are lots of ways to meet your daily water intake by making your brain think you’re not actually drinking water. Of course, the more WATER, the better, but if you are struggling to get half of your body weight in ounces every day, go ahead and flavour it up! Studies show that we definitely drink more when we add a little something to our H2O.

So go grab yourself a tall glass of something refreshing!

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