Today I’m going to continue my tips on staying hydrated during the hot summer months. If you missed 1 through 5 you can find them here:

  1. Aways Track Your Water IntakeThis isn’t something you need to do every day for the rest of your life, but for now, it might be hard to determine how much water to drink and if you’ve even reached your goal for the day. Start by figuring out a good way to track your water. This can be an app on your phone, a notepad, a planner you keep in your purse, or a program on your computer.

    Start by tracking your water for a few days before trying to increase how much you drink. This lets you know how much you are currently drinking on an average day. If it’s less than 8-10 glasses of water (8 ounces each) a day, you need to start increasing it. Once you are tracking daily, it helps you know how and when to drink a little more throughout the day. You can also use water bottles that track your water intake for you as you drink.

  2. Enjoy Fruits & Veggies with High Water Content

    If you find that you simply can’t drink enough water, then eat your water instead! You should still try to drink as much as you can, but this is good for the days when you’re a little below your water intake goal. There are fruits and veggies that have a high water content, therefore helping to hydrate you. These include:

    Cucumbers
    Grapefruit
    Apples
    Pineapple
    Lettuce
    Celery
    Radishes
    Watermelon

  3. Dilute Your Juice When You Have it

    During those times when you really want a glass of juice instead of water, you can dilute it so increase your water content a bit. Just think about it – if you have a 12-ounce glass, and you dilute it with water just by 25 percent, that cup of yummy, fruity juice has also added 4 ounces of water. It is a super easy way to add to your water intake for the day. This is also going to reduce your calories, carbs, and sugar.

  4. Try These Water Drinking Reminders

    If you enjoy water, but you often forget to drink more of it, these little reminders can be helpful for you.

    1. Drink water before every meal, snack, and other beverage
    2. Drink a glass of water when you wake up
    3. Drink water before or after your workouts
    4. Drink a glass of water after every trip to the bathroom
    5. Drink a glass of water every time you enter your office or your home