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12 Tips to Drink 8 Cups a Day

Water Tactics that Make Every Day an 8-cup Success


8/25/2014 1:18:24 PM

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7/23/2014 3:30:10 PM

BGORLITZ's SparkPage
I use the the "Water Your Body" app on my android phone both to remind me to drink water and log how much I drink.
7/1/2014 8:27:07 PM

Love that tea counts!! Fixing me a nice herbal right now!
7/1/2014 2:56:54 PM

Be careful with the tip about leaving bottled water in your car. BPA is a real problem, and it leaches out of bottles when they get warm. So, if you leave them in the hot car, you might be getting a hefty dose of BPA. Check to see if the bottles you buy have BPA in them.
7/1/2014 12:15:12 PM

I drink a lot of water myself. Everything from my own tap to sparkling water (which I love, not sure why all soda fountains do not have the soda water option). I only drink water, tea, coffee and the occasional beer so it's easy to get the water in. I don't like pop, it's way too sweet, so guess what I drink when out.
7/1/2014 9:48:09 AM

JENICH1's SparkPage
I find that if I keep my water icy cold, I drink more of it. If my glass of water gets warm before I finish it, I add ice to it. I have a reusable water bottle with a wide mouth so I can put lots of ice in it. When I go out to run errands, I take a cooler bag and ice packs to keep my water bottle cold when I have to leave it in the parked car.
4/24/2014 11:11:08 AM

MAINEALI's SparkPage
I have no problems drinking 8 glasses of water a day. Usually, it's more like 16 glasses a day. That creates a whole new problem. I need to GO all the time!
4/24/2014 4:40:37 AM

Its supposed to be a huge *NO-NO* to drink water that has been left in the car. When non-BPA free bottles get warm, they release carcinogens into the water. (Which is also why you should use microwave safe plastic there). Besides, buying more PET bottles, and plastic drinking straws, too, is terrible for the environment. Buy BPA free, reusable water bottles (with built in straws) to follow these great tips? YES!
3/2/2014 5:49:42 PM

Very good article, with great tips. It's always amazing to me how neglected water is in peoples nutrition habits. Not only do most people not drink enough, but they drink caffeinated drinks like coffee and soda all day, and caffeine is a dietetic, dehydrating you even more.
2/12/2014 3:23:28 PM

ORIOLE6's SparkPage
I cannot drink plain water - it's just too boring. Enter the liquid water enhancers that everyone is making now. I drink twice as much water if it's got a little flav a flav!
2/5/2014 2:40:23 AM

it seems so easy---but I always struggle to get enough water--and I always feel so much better when i do. best thing i've done is download the "watermind me" app. don't have to count ounces, no ads, it's free. i love it. it pings me like i have a text message---then i feel guilty if i don't have a glass. just like the tip about setting the reminders---only it does it for me. i love it.
12/4/2013 4:26:08 AM

SOOKIE's SparkPage
Great tips. I look forward to incorporating some of these suggestions.
10/31/2013 10:59:13 PM

I freeze my large 32 ounce water bottle, bring it out in the morning to thaw - so I have ICE cold water. It really makes a difference. For dinner its some flavored water (lemon, orange, cherry.... ) but always very cold. I have a pitcher in the fridge for morning that I keep in the lower part to get real cold too.
10/31/2013 8:25:32 PM

Some of these ideas are keepers for sure...I do like that tea can count though an 8 ounce mug of tea is pretty big! :)
10/31/2013 11:45:35 AM

MSPOOH404's SparkPage
LACYDT9...I so feel your pain! I can drink 8 oz of water and have to GO every 5 minutes for the next hour...literally! It's one of the things that has interfered with my getting enough water. Oddly enough, other drinks, like soda (diet or regular) don't do this to me. After about a month or so, if I keep up with my water drinking, I find I don't have to go so often any least that's how it was when I first started this about a year ago! Maybe my body just needs to get used to it or something...Here's hoping it works out for all of us with teeny-weeny bladders! ;)

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