It’s easy to reach for the water bottle when it’s hot outside and we’re thirsty. Then temperatures fall and we lose hydration motivation. Here are a few tips to keep sipping when the weather gets cooler.
Infused water – Add fruits or veggies to a pitcher of water before bed and wake up to a whole new taste sensation. Vary the flavor each day to tantalize your taste buds. A few great combinations include: Cucumber and lemon slices, cucumber and fresh mint, strawberry and fresh basil, strawberry and fresh mint, citrus blend (lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits), berry blend, and blackberries with lavender. (Pitcher with infuser not required!)
Make your water taste better – It can be challenging to fill up your water bottle if you don’t like the taste of your water. Try a water bottle with a filter to take out tastes that may be inhibiting your consumption. One example is the Brita Water Bottle that comes with a filter to remove chlorine tastes and odors.
Warm Lemon Water – Don’t knock it until you try it! It’s a comforting and refreshing way to start the day and a good option to keep you sipping all afternoon. According to Deepak Chopra’s website, starting the day with warm water and lemon is an Ayurvedic practice that is said to help cleanse the digestive tract and eliminate toxins. Bonus!
Herbal Teas (naturally caffeine free) – There are endless varieties of herbal teas. Choose a variety of flavors to add interest for your taste buds and provide a pick-me-up without added caffeine!
Keep hydration levels high when temperatures are low to look and feel your best this fall!