7 Simple Ways to Drink More Water

You may be able to drink more water by following tips that include tracking your intake and swapping out other beverages for water.

1. Understand your fluid need

Before drinking extra water, know your body's fluid needs.  A usual daily water guideline is 64 ounces (1,920 ml), or 8 cups, however this is unscientific.  

2. Set a daily goal

Setting a daily water goal helps boost water intake. Simply setting a goal might motivate you to make lasting positive changes. For success, goals should be SMART, which stands for the following.  

3. Keep a reusable water bottle with you

Maintaining a water bottle throughout the day helps boost water intake. With a reusable water bottle, you can drink water while running errands, traveling, or at home, work, or school.  

4. Set reminder

A smartphone, smartwatch, or alarm can remind you to drink more water. Consider setting a reminder to take a few sips of water every 30 minutes or finish your glass and refill it every hour. 

5. Replace other drinks with water

Replacing soda and sports drinks with water will help you drink more water and lose weight. Due to their high sugar content, these drinks are unhealthy.  

6. Drink one glass of water before each meal 

Drinking one glass of water before each meal is another easy approach to drink more water. If you eat three meals a day, you drink 3 cups (720 ml) more water.  

7. Get a water filter

Most American tap water is safe. Consider buying a water filter if you're worried about tap water quality or safety. Water filters range from expensive whole-home systems to affordable pitchers.  

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