One of the easiest ways for me to feel better about the state of my health is to stay hydrated. The recommendation is for about 1.6 litres a day and includes all non-alcoholic liquids not just water but advises you to watch out for sugary drinks. I’m usually pretty good about this, I drink fizzy drinks occasionally (IBC Rootbeer is my weakness and if I lived in the US, I’d drink a lot more than I do now!), after my morning coffee, I switch to herbal tea and I have (and use) a water bottle on my desk at work.During December, I wasn’t as great at staying hydrated as I could have been. I was busy at work and I just didn’t make it a priority to fill up my water bottle, and I’m not as consistent about my water intake when I’m at home.
After Christmas, I decided to up my game and ensure that I drank 2 litres of water a day, the key to my plan was using a couple of empty Champagne bottles, filling them water and putting them in the fridge.
It’s an idea I stole from my friends Jenny and Jonny who always have a bottle of chilled water stored like this in their fridge, jugs don’t really fit fridges but these bottles do and look nice on the table.When I’m at home, I put a bottle and a glass on the kitchen table and having it, right there in front of me encourages me to drink it. Who knew it was that simple?