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Water, Water, Everywhere — Are You Drinking Enough?

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Welcome back to the Canyon Park Blog! We hope you’re having an excellent summer filled with fun, friends, and family. As we all know, it can get rather warm here in Puyallup, and it’s important to stay hydrated. Today we are sharing some tips for getting sufficient water in your system to avoid dehydration. 

 

Easy Ways to Drink Enough Water Daily

 

Infuse Your Water 

Infuse your drinking water with fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs. The process of infusing is easy to do. This water infusion FAQ outlines the process to add a natural flavor boost to your water. Fresh fruit such as grapefruit, lemons, strawberries, and raspberries work well, for a refreshing result. Some herbs to use include mint, basil, and lavender. Thinly sliced veggies add a nice touch too, cucumber is a favorite, but ginger and celery are refreshing as well. Combinations yield wonderful results too — for example, cucumber mint is delightful. Experiment to find your favorite flavor combination.  

 

Combining Drinking Water with Daily Activities 

There are certain things we do every day. Harness the routine by adding a drink of water to the mix. You visit the bathroom multiple times a day — make it a habit to drink a glass of water every time you go. When you’re cooking a meal is another great time to drink a glass of water. Brushing your teeth? After you rinse out your mouth, drink a glass of water. Adding water this way will go a long way in ensuring you are getting your quota of adequate water each day. 

 

Use Technology to Help You Down Water 

Technology is a part of who we are, and you can use it to harness your water drinking habits. Use an app to track how many cups of water you are getting each day; a couple we like are Daily Water Free or Daily Water. A high tech water bottle may work for you. DrinKup is intuitive and keeps you on track for drinking enough water with reminders to sip, plus logging your water intake. It also keeps beverages cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours. 

 

We hope these tips will help you get enough water into your system this summer. For more tips, check out this article from Self: 22 Easy Way to Drink More Water Every Day. We’re glad you are a part of our Washington apartment community! Thanks for taking the time to read our post today.