STAYING HYDRATED is the key to staying healthy. Here at TB12™, we certainly agree with that. In fact, we believe in consuming at least one-half your body weight in ounces of water a day. Still, with busy lives, it’s not always easy to drink as much water as you’d like. You might not be used to drinking so much water, or maybe it’s hard for you to remember to hydrate throughout the day. Here are four hydration tips you can incorporate proper hydration into your routine without standing by a water fountain all day.
FIRST THING’S FIRST
Hydration tips are best when they are simple. This one is as simple as brushing your teeth before bed. Make your first move in the AM drinking water. Leave a glass on your bedside table the night before, so it’s waiting for you when you wake up. Don’t forget to add TB12 Electrolytes!
Drinking water first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, helps flush toxins out of your body, too. Starting your day off with a glass of water is a great way to kick-start your day and help keep your hydration in check.
SPREAD IT OUT
If drinking half your body weight in ounces a day daunts you, you might be tempted to just chug three or four glasses of water with each meal to reach your daily quota. That might be the easiest way you can think of to meet your goal, but hydrating like that isn’t best. To keep a steady level of hydration throughout the day, try to spread out your drinking evenly. It depends on your body weight, but one glass of water every hour or two is generally a good course of action. Try carrying a water bottle with you all day, or making a goal of drinking water every hour on the hour.
We've got a super easy way to keep track of your water consumption and stay accountable: our hydration tracker! You can quickly log eight ounces of water in our hydration tracker with one tap. This is a great way to remember how much water you've had — and how much you still need to drink!
BEFORE AND AFTER, NOT DURING
While it may seem instinctive to do so, drinking a lot of water during a meal can actually wash away the stomach’s natural enzymes which help break down your food, properly digest it, and absorb nutrients. That’s why it’s a good idea to limit your water drinking to a half-hour before, or an hour after a meal. That allows your body to fully benefit from your meal’s nutritional value.
DRINK IN STYLE
Investing in a reusable water bottle serves lots of practical purposes. First, it’s a great way to measure consumption as you try to reach your daily hydration goal. Lots of reusable water bottles have the ounces listed right on the side, so you know exactly how much you’ve had. Carrying a nice water bottle is a good constant reminder to drink water, and it helps you own your hydration routine. Not to mention, you’ll benefit both the environment and your wallet by skipping out on buying disposable bottles of water every day.
There’s no better time to improve your water routine than the present. Check out TB12 Electrolytes to maximize the benefits of proper hydration. Our electrolytes are an all-natural, concentrated mixture of 72 trace minerals. They’re naturally-preserving and free of flavorings, additives, sugar, and anything else you don’t need. They come in convenient, portable containers, making it super easy to add a squeeze to every glass of water you drink. Check them out!
So, drink up if you haven’t already! See how much better you feel after giving your body the hydration it needs.