How to Hydrate in 5 Simple Steps!

How to Hydrate in 5 Simple Steps!

We already know how important it is to drink water, but it's just as easy to make habits as it is to break them. So, in honor of our Friday Finds Giveaway with Soma, the stylish sustainable water filtration system, we’ve teamed up with Mike Del Ponte (co-founder and Chief Hydration Officer of Soma) to share the top 5 tips to get — and stay — hydrated. Drink on, friends!

1. Start Early. The best way to begin the day isn't with a cup of coffee,but a glass of good old H2O. Your stomach is empty at this point, so drinking water won’t hinder digestion as it can do during meals. If you're worried about that boost, you’ll find that it helps you wake up--and stay up--with ease. Plus, with a glass or two down already, you’ll be well on your way to the recommended serving of 8 glasses a day.

2. Flavor with fruit. Water doesn't have to be boring. But instead of reaching for sugar-packed juices or sodas, try to jazz things up the natural way. You’ll be surprised at the difference a simple slice of lemon or sprig of mint makes! For more adventurous flavor profiles, try a few of our favorite tried-and-true combos:

  • Strawberry + Lime + Cucumber
  • Watermelon + Mint
  • Grapefruit + Rosemary
  • Orange + Lemon + Ginger

5 Easy Ways to Hydrate

3. Dress up your drink. Investing in a stylish, BPA-free vessel for your water also makes for inspired refreshment. We recommend the Soma water filter for it’s beautiful design and functionality. (Don’t forget to enter to win one HERE!)

5 Easy Ways to Hydrate

4. Track your progress. While 8 glasses works as an easy rule of thumb, each body is different. Habit-forming can be hard, so hold yourself accountable! With a high tech app or a low tech notebook, keeping a daily tally of your total glasses will soon make it second nature. This will also help you keep a visual count of what it takes to achieve your own optimal hydration.

5. Unwind with herbal tea. Herbal tea is yet another way to hydrate throughout the day, but a glass before bed is the best! The warm liquid will aid in digestion and help you relax in preparation for a good night’s sleep. Plus, herbs are full of their own natural benefits, so think of it as an added boost to your hydration regimen. Some of our favorite varieties include peppermint and rosehip, but make sure to also check out our kid approved tea drinks.

Incorporate these simple tips into your daily life and you’ll be on your way to a happier, healthier, more hydrated you in no time at all!

Any more ideas on how to keep you and your family hydrated? Let us know in the comments below! 3 lucky winners still have a chance to win a Soma, so make sure to enter here before time runs out! 

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