Springtime Tips to Drink More Water

Spring is here!

With the temperatures rising make sure you’re getting your daily doses of water. Here are some tips to help you drink more water!

MORNING CUP: Drink a glass as soon as you wake up.

DRINK BEFORE EACH MEAL: Drink a glass 30 minutes before every meal. Not only will you stay hydrated but you’ll eat less too!

CUT CAFFEINE: Caffeine can affect the body’s water balance. By cutting caffeinated beverages you will help your body stay hydrated.

EAT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES: Remember that fruits and vegetables contain a lot of water! Consuming your daily dose will help and improve the body’s water balance.

FLAVOR IT: Add a lemon wedge or a slice of cucumber to enhance the water’s flavor.

BOTTLE IT: Carry around bottled water. By having water near and around you, you’d unconsciously drink more water. You’ll save time, money and the environment in using a re-useable water bottle. Finding a fun bottle can also encourage you to drink more water!

THIS WEEK’S TIP

Keep track of how many glasses of water you have per day. Try to increase your water intake each day!

Daylight Savings: Time to Spring Forward

Spring is approaching and you can smell it. The sun is brighter and the winter winds are slowing dying down. We’re all making the extra effort to get bikini ready. This past weekend was Daylight Savings, and we gave up an hour of sleep in exchange for some more daylight. While some of us adjust to the change, others feel a disruption to their routine.

Here are some tips for your body to adjust to the change in time!

  • Sleeping Habits: Establish a regular bedtime routine and regular bedtime to get better quality sleep. Don’t constantly press the snooze button!
  • Exercise: Working out releases serotonin, which helps the body adjust. Try to exercise regularly and preferably outdoors and during the day so it doesn’t interfere with quality of your sleep!
  • Digest: With the time change you may get hungrier earlier. Be sure to allow yourself enough to digest before you go to bed.
  • Nap: Though a nap won’t help fully adjust your body it’s a great way to improve productivity. Keep to a short 20-30 minute nap for an ideal pick me up.
  • GO OUTSIDE: Expose yourself to sunlight as much as possible in order to help reset your internal body clock. Doing so can help advance your circadian rhythm.

THIS WEEK’S TIP:

Take a run outside! Enjoy the coming spring weather while being active!