How To Drink More Water (And 7 Scientific Reasons Why You Should)

How To Drink More Water

How many glasses of water did you drink today? If it's less than 16 (for a man) or 11 (for a woman), you haven't had enough! Your body is a fabulous machine, but it requires around a lot of H2O each day to keep it cool, lubricated, and functioning as it should.

Pretty much every part of your body benefits from a decent water supply. Your eyes, nose, and mouth should be kept moist, which means your body needs to have fluid to spare. Your joints are protected by cartilage, which is 80% water and requires ongoing rehydration. But shockingly, even when temperature soar, most of us have the attitude: "I'll only drink when I'm thirsty."

You can easily remedy your low water intake with a bit of self-discipline and a few good habits. One helpful routine is to link drinking a glass of water to other things you do regularly. For example, make it the first thing you do when you get out of bed, on your tea break, or after walking the dog.

You can make the habit more appealing by sprucing up your water. Try infusing it with fruit or cucumber to trick your brain into thinking it's a treat. You can supplement those glasses by adding water-rich food such as watermelon or tomatoes to your diet, too.

Learn 5 Fun Ways to Stay Hydrated

Our new infographic gives you the lowdown on all the benefits of drinking more water – with the scientific research to back it up. And we've shared the best ideas on how to increase your water intake. You'll feel much more motivated when you realize all that agua helps your brain function more efficiently!

If you feel tired all the time, or you're sleeping well but still have dark rings under your eyes, it could be an extra warning that you're not drinking enough water. You can turn that around today if you act on the knowledge that more water is good for you.

How To Drink More Water
How To Drink More Water

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Lisa Roth Collins is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and is the Marketing Manager at She is passionate about health and wellness and tries her best to make healthier choices every day for herself and her family. Her journey to natural health was driven by her own struggles with digestive discomfort, depression, and anxiety. Lisa returned to school in 2014 to study nutrition at the Canadian School for Natural Nutrition. She threw herself into her studies so she could learn as much as she could to help herself feel better and thrive. Upon completing the program and being certified as an RHN, Lisa began her work at Naturally Savvy where she has been able to help so many people learn to make healthier choices for themselves. Through her work, she has connected with so many incredible people in the industry whether other authors, influencers, or brands. Plus, she is affectionately known as "Techie Spice" because of her ability to wrap her head around technology. Every day she gets up with a renewed sense of energy and ready to make a difference. You can read all of Lisa's content here. In her spare time, Lisa loves to try new recipes, make delicious and nourishing meals, and she is an avid reader. For more information about Lisa, check out her profile on here.