By: Megan Millard
If you didn't know it already, let me let you in on one of the most essential things you need for fitness, nutrition, and overall health: Water. Staying hydrated is key for weight loss, and for your body to function at its' best. While this is common knowledge, it's also true that most people aren't getting the water they need. With our busy lives, it's easy to forget such things. Here are a few tips on making sure you're properly hydrated.
Get a water bottle
Might seem like common sense...but it's worth it to invest in a nice water bottle. Keep it filled to the top and carry it around with you everywhere. If you have it with you all the time, you're more likely to sip more often.
Make your water "fun" by adding fruit and herbs
We're all used to the lemon water we are served at restaurants...but guess what? There's more out there, folks. You can add almost any fruit you want to some water for a refreshing twist on just plain old tap. Some great combinations:
Lemon and Cucumber
Cucumber and Mint Leaves
Blackberry and Mint Leaves
Raspberry and Lime
Lemon and Lime
You can be creative with what you put in your water. Tip: If you want to include mint or other herbs, and in some cases with the fruit, it's best to mash it up a bit to bring out the flavor.
Look at your urine
Yeah, I said it. You can tell how hydrated you are by the color of your pee. Use this photo, which was originally shared on our Fit Fam blog back in November, as a guide.