How to motivate yourself to drink more water

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We should drink up to 3 liters of water per day! Who can do that? Especially in winter, we often lack thirst and motivation to drink a boring, tasteless water. We show you how you can improve your water drinking behavior.

Drinking water creates more energy, a more beautiful skin, a faster feeling of satiety and it is also good for the brain, mucous membranes, kidneys and digestion. So drinking water is not only healthy, but also essential. How much you should drink exactly and how you manage to always drink enough, you can find out here!

1. make drinking a habit

On average, it takes at least 21 days to acquire a new habit. Try drinking water. Make it a point to drink a large glass of water in the morning when you get up and in the evening before you go to bed. Or before every meal, then you also reduce the risk of overeating.

woman filling a glass with filtered water right from the tap

2. use water bottles

Just put a full water bottle on your desk in the morning and plan to drink it up at least twice. During small breaks or when you need to read something, you can simply reach for the water bottle. If you don’t have time and just keep forgetting to drink water, you can also use an app to remind you to drink water.

Senior man filling sport water bottle in kitchen.

3. make the water more exciting

If you don’t like drinking water because it doesn’t have enough flavor or you find it too boring, you can simply spice up your water with fresh fruit and sparkling water. What is very popular, for example, is to add a slice of lemon to the glass/bottle. Make sure you buy an untreated lemon and wash it thoroughly beforehand. You can also add rosemary, mint, orange or a syrup to the water. A SodaStream spices up the water a bit and the water is no longer boring.

Cold Fruit Infused Detox Water with with lemon, cucumber and rosemary

find out your individual water needs

  • Your weight times two
  • Divide the result by 2.2
  • Multiply by the following number
    • You are under 30 years old, then multiply by 40
    • You are between 30-55 years old, then multiply by 35
    • You are older than 55, then take the value 30
  •  Divide this sum by 28,3
  • And multiply the result by 0.03 liters. This is your daily water requirement. Note, however, that your water requirement depends not only on your age and weight, but also on your diet.

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