It’s that time of year …. the time where we start slipping on our New Year’s resolutions. In fact, in a study by the University of Scranton only 8% of Americans were consistent in keeping their resolutions. EEK! One goal among many of my friends and the blogging community was to drink more water in 2013. Staying properly hydrated is essential for overall health and many people aren’t drinking enough each day. When I was breastfeeding Em drinking enough water was even more important. In order to stay hydrated I followed a few simple tips that I am going to share with you too 🙂
1. Set a Daily Goal.
A simple way to set a goal is to aim to drink half your body weight in ounces. So if you weight 140 lbs = 70 ounces of water. If you live in a very cold or hot climate, exercise a lot, or are breastfeeding you will have to up your goal. When I was breastfeeding and working out I aimed for 120 ounces a day. I still shoot for 100 ounces.
2. Keep a Water Bottle on Hand
I have mentioned my love for my Camelback Eddy. I always have it with me and fill it up throughout the day at home, the gym, or out running errands. Em loves hers too!
3. Track Your Intake
There are multiple ways to do this. I used the paid version of the Water Your Body app because it set a goal based on a variety of circumstances (IE: breastfeeding, etc). You can also put rubber bands around your water bottle. 1 band = 8 oz. Remove one throughout the day. Set an alarm on your phone on regular intervals. When the alarm sounds, drink up. Find a method that works for you.
4. Try Flavored Water
Sometimes plain water is just that – plain. Sometimes we need to spice it up! I like to naturally flavor water at home using fruit. This gets pretty tricky on the go. Luckily, DASANI has come up with a solution. Their new DASANI DROPS are a zero calorie flavor enhancer that you can totally customize to your sweetness preference. Plus they come in these handy containers making them a great on-the-go option.
DASANI DROPS come in four awesome flavors: strawberry kiwi, pink lemonade, pineapple coconut, and mixed berry. You can totally customize the flavor to your liking by adding as many (or few) drops as you want. Easy peasy. You can check out DASANI on Facebook and Twitter.
The awesome folks at DASANI want to help you stick with your New Year’s healthy living goals and to stay hydrated. So they want to giveaway a BIKE to one lucky Food, Fitness, and Family reader. OMG right?? The winner can choose between the following two bikes:
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What is your #1 tip for staying hydrated? How are you doing on your resolutions?
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