Habit of Drinking

Tips: Get Into the Habit of Drinking Water

Suggestions for Sipping

Here are some tips to help you get into the H2O habit:

  • Spend lots of time at home? Keep a pitcher of water in your refrigerator, so it's handy, well-chilled and inviting.
  • If you're at the office, keep a big mug or bottle at your desk. You'll find yourself reaching for it naturally.
  • When you drain your mug, don't wait until you finish what you're doing…refill it immediately.
  • Drink water with each meal. It's good for your digestion and may help you feel full so you eat less.
  • Bored with plain water? Perk it up by squeezing a wedge of lemon or lime into it. Or drink other liquids such as fat-free milk, unsweetened fruit juices, flavored sparkling waters, other beverages and broth-based soups.
  • Eat foods that are high in water content, which includes most fruits and vegetables. A refreshing slice of watermelon is over 90 percent water.
  • Try drinking water through a straw. Some people claim it's easier to down this way.
  • Make it a habit not to pass a water fountain without stopping for a sip.