World Water Day is celebrated globally on March 22. This day is observed worldwide and it was first appointed in 1993 by the United Nations – ever since, it has been celebrated annually. World Water Day brings awareness to how important clean, potable water is. This years’ theme is Water and Climate Change and how water can be used more efficiently to reduce greenhouse gases. World Water Day also promotes how to balance water in your busy day. Here are some tips for how to do just that.
Carry a Reusable Water Bottle
A good way to drink more water is to carry around a reusable cup or bottle with you, so you’re able to fill it up whenever you want. I recommend putting “time stamps” on your water for a more efficient way of drinking water. This is the idea of putting the times in the water and distributing how much water you should drink by the end of the water and day. If keeping tabs on your water intake doesn’t work, you can always just drink water freely without feeling pressured to drink water.
Want soda or juice? Drink water instead!
This one’s pretty hard. Leaving soda was one of the hardest things to do for me, but it will make you feel ten times better. All the carbonation in the soda makes you feel bloated and gross after drinking it, and water will have you feeling refreshed and more full after a full meal. Water helps you be more energetic and active during the day, it helps clean your immune system and skin. It also helps keep your blood pressure at an adequate level. Once you leave soda and behind, you’ll start feeling like a new person! If drinking plain water doesn’t work for you, you can always add some fruits to make infused water! You could add some lemons or mint leaves to turn a boring cup of water into a fun and hydrating beverage with some flavor.
Eat Fruits High in Water
If staying hydrated with water seems like a difficult task, you can always eat your water intake. Substitute a water cup for a slice of watermelon, as it contains 92% water, low calories and vitamin A and C. If you want something more refreshing, cucumbers will be your number one option. Cucumbers contain 95% water, which means that they’re mostly made of water. Cucumbers have vitamin K and nutrients like potassium and magnesium. You could add cucumbers to your water and even salads!
Water is a must in our daily life for survival. Make sure you always drink or eat your water, even if it’s difficult. Try to substitute junk food or drinks for healthier options like water or even lemonade, since it contains more water than sodas or juices do. Stay hydrated in this newly hot weather as summer approaches.