Looking after my daily water intake is something that I am continuously working on. I never realised how much you really need to drink in order to feel good and be healthy. This was highlighted to me by my partner, who also happens to be a PT (handy!).
Most of us go through life not drinking the recommended amount of water and think that we feel fine, so why is drinking at least 2 litres of water a day so important?
Well, drinking water helps you both sleep better and it also increases your energy levels. This is because your body needs water to function, if you are not giving it the water it needs, your body will start to “slump” and then you will feel exhausted.
Drinking water also promotes weight loss, it is said that water can increase your metabolism and therefore, burn calories faster. Water also keeps you full and you’re therefore unlikely to eat more food. In fact, most of the time, when you think you are hungry, you are actually thirsty.
You will also get less headaches and have clearer skin if you drink more water. This is all down to hydrating your body, you are again, giving your body the water that it needs.
Considering all of the above, you will find that your mood will start to lift, you will have a better outlook on life!
Since I’ve increased my water intake, my mood and sleep have increased dramatically, and I’m definitely going to continue to drink a lot.
2 litres of water seems like a lot to take in, so I’m here to tell you how I am able to drink so much.
The most effective thing I have done since focusing on my water intake is purchase a water bottle with times on. It sounds silly and sounds as if I am treating myself like a child, but you’ve got to be simplistic with this stuff. Not only that, my water bottle has a straw, I’m not sure why, but I always drink more through a straw.
With the different times on the water bottle, I find myself sticking to them as much as possible. I see it as a bit of game, that I have to drink a certain amount by a certain time.
I’ve linked a bottle similar to the one I use below. This bottle is 900ml so you will literally need to fill it twice a day. If you click on the photo below, it will take you to the bottle so do check it out:
If it seems like a lot of water to start with, try increasing your water intake slowly over a few weeks. You’ll begin to notice that you look and feel so much better and then soon enough, drinking 2 litres a day seems like nothing at all.
I really recommend that you make this small change to your lifestyle and gradually increase your water intake. It’s something that we all overlook but yet it is extremely important for our body as it needs water to function.