As we finish off the first quarter of 2023, many of us are thinking about ways to improve our health and wellness. One simple and effective way to do this is by making changes to our daily hydration habits. Here are a few ideas for any lingering resolutions involving drinking more lemon water, experimenting more with fruit and vegetable water infusions, drinking less soda, and consuming fewer sugary beverages:

  1. Drink more lemon water. Just do it. Lemons are a great source of vitamin C and other antioxidants, and adding a few slices to your water can help boost your immune system and improve your skin. Lemons can also help aid digestion and reduce bloating, making them a great choice for a morning drink. Try starting your day with a tall glass of lemon water, or carry a water bottle with lemon slices throughout the day to sip on.
  2. Experiment more with fruit and vegetable water infusions. Adding slices of fruit or vegetables to your water can add flavor and nutrition. Some great options include cucumber and mint, strawberries and basil, and watermelon and lime. You can also try adding herbs like basil or rosemary for a savory twist. This is a great way to add variety to your hydration routine and get more nutrients in your diet.
  3. Drink less soda and feel less shitty! Sodas are high in sugar and calories and have been linked to a variety of health issues, including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. If you’re a frequent soda drinker, consider cutting back or eliminating it entirely. Instead, try flavored waters, unsweetened iced tea, or seltzer water with a splash of fruit juice for a healthier alternative.
  4. Consume fewer sugary beverages. Sugary beverages like sports drinks, sweetened iced teas, boba (gasp), and fruit juices are high in added sugars and can contribute to weight gain and other health problems. Instead, opt for water, unsweetened iced tea, or low-fat milk as your go-to hydration choices.

Making these simple changes to your hydration habits can have a big impact on your overall health and wellness. By prioritizing water and reducing your intake of sugary beverages, you can improve your energy levels, support weight loss efforts, and protect against a range of health issues. So this year, consider making one or more of these resolutions to boost your hydration habits and improve your overall health.

Cheers to a happy and healthy rest of 2023.