You know when your mom used to ask you a question and you knew the answer, but, to be an asshole, you either responded incorrectly to make her angry or lied to make her happy. Yeah. This is going to be one of those questions. . .
How many glasses of water have you had today?
Don’t lie! Chances are – if you’re at all embarrassed about the answer… you haven’t had enough.
Let’s review some possible reasons you haven’t had enough water:
- It’s not a readily available resource
- It’s expensive
- It doesn’t taste good
- I’m allergic
This is us, staring blankly back at you and blinking our eyes really slowly.
Now let’s review some reasons why you should drink more water:
A satisfied body:
Given that your body is roughly 60 percent water, it makes sense that water is required to sustain and optimize necessary life processes. Digestion, muscle growth and nutrient distribution and absorption are all integral roles water plays in your body! Do it.
A crystal clear complexion:
Think of water as a flush for your system. The more water you drink, the more toxins that have the propensity to cause inflammation (i.e. puffy eyes) and pimples are flushed out of your system. More water equals brighter eyes and less pimples. It’s also a heck of a lot cheaper than whatever under eye cream you’re presently using. Do it.
An energy booster:
One of the most notable symptoms of dehydration is actually tiredness and fatigue. In other words, drinking more and more coffee to wake up is slightly counterintuitive as coffee is a diuretic and promotes dehydration. The caffeine, we understand, but make sure you’re drinking water alongside your coffee. Do it.
Am I hungry?
Not always, but sometimes, you might confuse your body’s signal to your brain – principally, hungry and thirsty have similar signals. Don’t get us wrong – there’s nothing wrong with snacks, but if you’re watching your eating habits, opting for water instead of a snack your body doesn’t need is a game changer. If you drink a glass of water and thirty minutes later you’re still hungry – grab a healthy snack and carry on. Do it!
Post-work out prescription.
We don’t know about you guys, but we have a habit of getting older. This fact has specifically translated to being sore as eff post work-outs. Drinking more water helps with muscle repair and being dehydrated promotes inflammation, cramping and aches. So, you do the math (Note: the answer is drink more water). Do it.
Okay, Okay! Would you stop nagging?
We’ll have you know this is for your own good. You’ll thank us later. Now that you have acknowledged drinking more water is in your best interest, we need a game plan. Lucky for you, we’re way ahead of you.
Get the app
There are a million aps out there designed to share friendly reminders for when it’s time to drink water. Apps like, Daily Water, not only remind you when it’s time to drink water, but they help you keep track of the water you’ve consumed and accountable for the water you’ve yet to drink. Handy!
Buy a Soda Stream
We’re not sure of the scientific difference between carbonated vs non-carbonated water, but if the “dull” factor is what’s preventing you from drinking all of the water, a Soda Stream is for you. Soda streams are an at-home way to add some sparkle to your water. This was a full on game changer for Libertee. We love sparkling up some H20 and adding a slice of grapefruit to the party. Ridiculously delicious!
Own, carry and repeatedly fill a water bottle.
It doesn’t have to be fancy, but it should preferably not be a reused pop bottle. Purchase a reusable water bottle, give it a name and treat it like a child... in that you should be embarrassed if you forget it, and or forget to give it water.
Ok. But seriously. DO IT.