During my National Service days (I served in the military), my sergeant would make us drink plenty of water before our route marches. This was important to prepare and hydrate our bodies before the strenuous activity.
At that time, while I understood the need of water intake, I was not the sort who liked to drink so much water; and to drink 1 Litre of plain water every hour, was really a big challenge for me.
Recently, I came across an article by Dr Oz, on how we could drink more water creatively.
Here are my 5 favourite ways from the article:
1) Drink a glass in the morning: Not only this will re-hydrate your body after your long-sleeping period, it will also reboot your digestive system for the day.
2) Have more veggies and fruit: Drinking water is not just about drinking that 1 litre of water, but consuming fruits and vegetables is another option; because water melon & cucumber have high water content to hydrate your body.
3) Set goals to drink more: We have heard the phrase that a successful person is one who sets goals and achieve them. Similarly, you can set goals to drink more water. For example, for lunch, set a goal to drink a glass of water. For the next meal, set it to one and a half glass instead. And work your way up from there.
4) Set timer: If you are too busy with your schedules; set timers intermittently to remind you to drink water.
5) Label Your Water Bottle: Use a marker to section off the different times of the day on your water bottle (for example, 8am, 10 am, 12pm etc), and when the time strikes, make sure you drink the water based on the amount labelled.
Hope this short article makes drinking a joy for you while keeping yourself rehydrate (I wished I had known this during my NS days!).
Towards your continued success,
Applied Creativity & Public Speaking Strategist
Author of 5 books, including "The Stage Fright Antidote"
From the Editor
The Speaking Factory is founded by Hazriq Idrus, Asia's Trusted Workplace Creativity, Creative Leadership and Public Speaking Strategist, with a mission to help organisations enhance people potential and organisational performance. Hazriq is the author of The Stage Fright Antidote and co-authored eight other books.
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