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12 Tips to Drink 8 Cups a Day

Water Tactics that Make Every Day an 8-cup Success


8/18/2015 10:43:56 AM

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7/18/2015 2:32:13 AM

Found, when possible, exercising near bodies of water always makes me drink more...running by the ocean, walking along the lake or river shore, etc.
6/25/2015 10:32:48 PM

CAROLJ35's SparkPage
THANKS!!! Just the article I needed!
6/25/2015 10:27:46 AM

THY_A175's SparkPage
Please don't leave bottled water in your hot car and then drink it. BPA levels in your plastic bottle are harmful when your car is over 120 F.
6/25/2015 9:53:36 AM

DIANAJEAN53's SparkPage
I place 2 or 3 chunks each of pineapple and strawberries in 3 cup container filled with filtered water; let it steep for 18-24 hours. Pour into water bottle along with a couple of the pieces of fruit & drink up! This is a great combination of fruits & makes the water taste so-o-o good! This is my substitute for plain, old boring water.
6/25/2015 9:49:09 AM

Not gonna lie -- I struggle with my water intake at home. At work, I'm much more successful. We have great filtered water and tons of ice, so I just force myself to drink water all morning. That way I know I have my half-my-body-weight in by 2 at the latest.
6/25/2015 5:26:20 AM

My dietitian says, it does not HAVE to be water, any and every liquid you take in counts, and NO magic about 8 glasses!! Some people will develope kidney issues trying to force that much down!! It's an old fashioned rule. Please refrain from pounding it in stone. I hate water, I drink coffee day and night, sips, not cup after cup. It's still OK!
4/25/2015 7:20:52 AM

The "eight glasses" recommendation was based on a 1942 guideline for soldiers. I try to drink at least 5 glasses, knowing that my foods have water in them as well.
4/24/2015 10:13:56 AM

I always try to drink 8 oz in the morning with my morning pills and to wake up and sip on 8 oz at night while in bed playing phone games/watching TV. (I have to keep a little bit of water on my nightstand as my blood pressure pills make me cough a little bit.) I have my own 12 oz plastic glass at work and a marked 24 oz water bottle that I fill in the morning (1 full water bottle + 1 glass + ice cubes (4 oz when melted, which ALWAYS happens) = 40 oz. That's 56 oz without counting lunch and dinner. If something is caffeine/calorie free, I'll allow myself up to 24 oz of that per day, but mostly pure water. Fortunately I'm not tied to a desk so I'm able to go potty whenever the need strikes. We like to to go to the casino and I'll drink soda while there, but I'll alternate a cup of water with every cup of soda (and make sure I count the calories!).
1/26/2015 1:54:08 PM

ELAVOIE712's SparkPage
Add mint, cucumber, or lemon... or all three to your water! Its good for you! :)
1/20/2015 9:45:46 AM

I like drinking water, especially heated water. Sometimes I add honey to it, sometimes I add cinnamon or there are times when I add both. Water added to food would also count then such as using a cup of water to make oatmeal.
1/2/2015 10:45:14 AM

I have trouble drinking water as I should. To make it a little easier, I use a reward system. I fill at least a 32oz container with water and when I finish it, since I am a Diet Mountain Dew lover, I reward myself with a glass or 12oz can of Diet Mountain Dew. I also use Mio or other similar liquid drink mixes to make the water more tolerable. Not the best strategy, I know with the chemicals, but ideally I am working on putting less of the drink mixes each time.
12/15/2014 12:24:21 AM

The oft-repeated advice to drink 8 cups of water a day does not have any supportive data behind it. One should drink to satisfy thirst. Coffee, tea, soup, jello, etc. all contribute to fluid intake. Ideally one's urine will be a pale yellow color. As well, I do not think it is healthy for the planet to promote the use of bottled waters.
12/6/2014 2:17:08 PM

LHEADLEY2's SparkPage
Good advice! Every evening I put 2 plain green teabags in my water bottle and let them "cold brew" overnight in the fridge, to drink at the gym the next morning. It actually tastes good without adding sweetener! I wish people would use fewer purchased bottled waters since the plastic is a valuable resource. If you do, please at least put them in the recycling bins! Also, I keep hearing that sucking your liquids through a straw contributes to developing fine lines around the mouth.
12/6/2014 9:20:48 AM

i attended a conference the other day and I counted the presenters and the goal was to drink a glass of water per presenter. That took me a long way to getting in the 8 glasses before dinner time.

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