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Wellbeing Life Hacks

Life Hack #78: Helpful Hydration

Do you often feel tired even after a good night’s sleep? Do you struggle staying focused in your daily activities? Do you drink enough water? One potential contributor to lack of energy and focus is dehydration. Being well hydrated each day is crucial for many reasons including health, sleep quality, cognition, and mood. For many of us though, it can be challenging to get the proper amount of water per day. Here are some simple and easy tips that can help: keep a reusable bottle of water with you and fill it with tap water during the day. If you don’t like the taste of plain water, try adding a slice of lemon or lime to your drink. Drink water before, during, and after an activity. If you have trouble remembering, drink on a schedule. For example, drink water when you wake up, during meals, and when you go to bed or perhaps at the beginning of each hour. Make drinking water more fun – there’s a variety of apps that help you keep track of progress in creative ways or you can find an accountability buddy and get healthier together. Get curious about what works for you to get the benefits of helpful hydration!  

Well, there you have it! Give this Life Hack a try for a week or so and assess along the way – what’s going well? Where am I struggling? What am I learning about my own wellbeing? If you like this tool, keep using it! If you don’t right now, that’s ok – store it in your toolbox just in case you need it later! 

Life Hack #78: Helpful Hydration from the Midland Area Wellbeing Coalition in Midland, MI.

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