Fitness

How To Make Drinking Water A Habit With BRITA

Why Drink Water:

Put simply, drinking enough water is crucial for helping our body perform its normal functions. Water encourages our bodies to extract nutrients, digest food, boosts our immune system and stimulates muscle growth and fat burning. Beyond these vital processes, water keeps the skin hydrated. For your face especially, hydration can pro-long the appearance of wrinkles, combat break outs and enhance your complexion. Glowing skin? Yes, please.

 

BRITA Water Hydration

 

On average, an adult loses between 1.5-2 litres of water per day through exercising, digesting food, sweating and the simple act of breathing! These lost litres need to be replenished in order to maintain a healthy body and lifestyle.

Experts advise that the cleaner and fresher the water, the easier it is for the body to function as it has less to process before beginning its work. Filtered water provides this benefit as any impurities, chlorine or lime scale that can often enter regular tap water, has been removed before reaching the mouth. Bonus!

Knowing water is beneficial for you is motivating, yet remembering to drink it proves a task. Fear no more, The Hut have provided a collated ‘How to Start Drinking More Water’ blog to boost your memory and make drinking water fun again (if it ever were).

 

 

 

How to Start Drinking More Water:

Create a habit

Drinking a glass of fresh water every morning and night can feel like a chore, especially when you’re already tucked up with the lights out. However, it is suggested that it takes 21 days to make a habit, so try drinking a glass of water before or after you brush your teeth, morning and night, for 21 days. The activity will become part of the process and no longer feel like an inconvenience.

Whilst you’re sleeping your skin cells are regenerating and losing moisture through the process. Similarly, as you sleep your temperature rises, further dehydrating your body. Drinking water before you go to sleep can combat this, giving you a morning glow and hydrated skin

Quick Tip: Bring a Fill&Go with you to bed to easily enjoy a healthy 600ml of filtered water. Your skin will thank you later!

 

Convenience is key

Humans are lazy. A lot of the time, we don’t drink as much water as we should because we haven’t got it in front of us. Keeping a bottle at your desk or at your work station makes drinking water more accessible and an effortless activity. Bottles such as BRITA Fill and Go Vital Water Bottles *brand page linked*have integrated carbon filtration systems that reduce the amount of chlorine and other taste impairing substances to provide fresh tasting water. As a result, the bottles can be used on the go and can be filled up from water taps – say goodbye to plastic bottles and filtered tap water!

 

Fill and Go Brita The Hut

 

Drinking a glass of water with every meal is also another way to encourage your water intake. To get the same filtered water at meal times, BRITA Style Jugs hold 1.4 litres, serving the entire family with clean fresh water. This is another habit sure to speed up the digestive system.

 

 

Pimp your water

We know, water can be boring, and why have it when were are better, sweeter alternatives are on the shelf. But water doesn’t have to be boring. Spice up your drink with fruits and herbs – it’s almost like a cocktail. Almost.

Lemon, raspberries, cucumber, lime, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries… perhaps not altogether, but individually they make a sweet, yet healthy alternative to any carbonated drink.

The less your body has to filter out the quicker it can get to work.

 

 

Here’s a tasty drink we’d definitely recommend – a classic mocktail boasting a variety of health benefits.

BRITA Elderflower Drink Recipe

Use a large bottle to set your daily limit

BRITA experts suggest that a healthy adult needs around 35 ml of water each day per kilogram of body weight. General guidelines suggest that a person weighing 50 kilograms requires 1.7 litres, 60 kilograms 2.1 litres, 70 kilograms 2.4 litres and 80 kilograms 2.8 litres.

The rule: the more you weigh, the more water you need.

To meet this requirement, set yourself a target of how much to drink by a certain time each day. One way to do this is to use a measurement guide through a bottle size. BRITA Fill and Go Active Wear Bottles are 0.6 litres. Using this as a measurement, monitor your daily consumption by trying to get through as many fill ups as your weight requires. Don’t you love a challenge?

 

To motivate your water consumption, shop the BRITA range on The Hut and receive 40% off!

By Olivia Seed



Olivia Seed

Olivia Seed

Editor

A minimalist fashion fan with high interests in the odd print or check. Constantly trying to make my home look like a catalogue; you can find me shopping for cute bedding, candles and other Instagrammable interior accessories.


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