This might seem like a strange post but I am the worst at drinking water. In fact, scratch that, I'm the worst at drinking anything during the day. However, I recently decided that I wanted to try and drink more water as your body is made up of about 60% water, so I probably should be drinking some.... Right?
To do this, I went to Tescos and I scoured the shelves for a water bottle, I spent ages standing with my friend before settling on one I was happy with. It's a clear bottle that holds 1L and has a filter, I thought that was pretty awesome for only £10.
I've set myself the goal of trying to drink at least two full bottles a day, which equals about 4 cups of water approximately. Now I know that might not seem like much but for me it is. In order to try and drink that much I carry the bottle around the house with me as if it's there with me I'll be more likely to drink it. Since replacing my usual fizzy pop bottles with this I've noticed that my concentration is a lot better at college which is awesome! I also don't feel as tired and I've noticed an improvement in my skin!
Now if you still aren't convinced, here's some reasons why you should drink more water:
- Drinking water can help fight off illnesses as it helps to flush your body of toxins.
- It boosts your energy.
- Helps your skin.
- It improves your concentration.
- It can prevent cramps and sprains.
- It helps with weight loss.
- Drinking water can reduce stress.
- It can help headaches and migraines.
- It saves you money!
If you don't like drinking water because of its taste... Or lack of taste, try adding some lemon. Not only does it make it taste much better it also has some health benefits. One of which being that lemon is a great source of vitamin C which can help to protect your immune system, it also helps with the prevention of wrinkles and acne, and the best one, it can help you get rid of the common cold! Now I don't know about you but I have a cold all year round so I'm hoping having at least one bottle of lemon water a day will help me get rid of it. Those aren't the only health benefits but I think they're the best ones :)
Not a fan of lemons? Try cucumber instead. This also has amazing health benefits and can help give your water a nice taste. Cucumber water can help boost bone health, reduce blood pressure, it's good for your muscles, and multiple other things!
So there you go, there's no reason as to why you shouldn't be drinking water :)