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12 Tips to Drink 8 Cups a Day

Water Tactics that Help You Get in Your 8

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12/12/2017 8:11:52 AM

LUMINESCENT5's SparkPage
Some good tips, but the straw thing and encouragement for bottled waters make me cringe!!! Get several reusable bottles so you can always have one ready to go, or keep in the car for the day. Many have built in straws or something. Boom! Also, I was just told by my chiro that your body can only process about 5 sips of water every half hour. Any more than that goes right to the bladder. I didn't fact check that, but if true for you, it could save some bathroom trips!
CHRISTOPHER63
12/7/2017 6:03:09 PM

Good tips
12/7/2017 6:21:10 AM

LADEEBUG4's SparkPage
Great ideas! Thank you!
KKROENER1
12/7/2017 12:21:52 AM

Ditch the straw! Americans use 500 million every day. They aren't recyclable, they don't break down in landfills and they will be here for your children's grandchildren's grandchildren to deal with.
12/6/2017 10:24:09 PM

CHRISINMIAMI's SparkPage
I agree with LEEMONIQUE! The bathroom trips are awful!
12/6/2017 3:31:26 PM

BLONDWUNN's SparkPage
If you're a coffee drinker, use alcohol regularly, or SWEAT while being active, it's a good idea to replace your ELECTROLYTES lost from the excreted or passed water.
MIXXSTER
12/6/2017 12:57:18 PM

If you MUST use a straw, please buy paper ones. Plastic straws cannot be recycled and are terrible for the environment.
LOVIEMS
12/6/2017 12:29:05 PM

Thank you for all the terrific ideas, most of which I already utilize.
A note of caution: Washington state recently passed a law in an attempt to cut down on distracted drivers. No drinking, eating, applying make-up, or hand held electronics while driving. I still have my water bottle in the car, just very judicious of when I take a sip. I'm not aware of what's going on in other states.
12/6/2017 11:40:56 AM

HOLLYM48's SparkPage
Great tips!
12/6/2017 10:49:29 AM

ADRIENALINE's SparkPage
I love water. 64 oz is no problem for me. I have up soda a long time ago.
12/6/2017 9:47:28 AM

PWILLOW1's SparkPage
SOME GOOD IDEAS BUT DRINKING WHILE DRIVING IS NOT ONE OF THEM EVEN IF IT IS JUST WATER. REACHING OR A BOTTLE, OPENING IT AND DRINKING FROM IT ARE ALL DISTRACTIONS THAT TAKE YOUR EYES FROM THE ROAD.
12/6/2017 8:32:31 AM

AMYESRY's SparkPage
The idea of drinking 8 glasses a day has been refuted. You get fluid from many things that you eat, and 8 glasses may be too much for some, and not enough for others. But the tips are still great for someone who wants to drink more water. Staying appropriately hydrated is important.
12/6/2017 7:51:55 AM

SPARKYFLOWER's SparkPage
Water is the best!!!
12/6/2017 7:43:37 AM

PATRICIA-CR's SparkPage
Good ideas. Also love the idea from the first comment.
12/6/2017 7:03:39 AM

JULAA68's SparkPage
I tend to start my day wearing 8-10 bracelets on one wrist (for me, it's my right wrist). For each glass of water I drink, I move one bracelet to the other wrist (off of the right, onto the left). It truly helps me keep track and get my water in.

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