4 Fun Ways to Stay Hydrated

There's no reason why you should have to struggle on your way to wellness. Keep hydrated in a fun way with these four tips

Staying hydrated doesn’t have to be a total chore. In fact, by having fun with it, you will be more likely to stick with it and live a healthier lifestyle. Making hydration a satisfying and enjoyable daily habit can help you create a better routine. By building hydration into your daily rituals, you’ll soon start to see the many benefits of staying hydrated. So, if you’re looking to improve your physical and mental well-being, we’re here to help you make this journey a fun one, finding creative new ways to hydrate throughout the day.

The Benefits of Staying Hydrated

But just before we jump into the fun part, a quick reminder of why staying hydrated is so important. Well, the benefits include regulating your body temperature, optimizing your body's functions, and even preventing illness. Not only that, but scientists have also emphasized the importance of staying hydrated for better sleep quality and cognition. Adequate hydration has also been proven to have a profound positive impact on your mood. If that doesn’t convince you, a higher water intake is also proven to improve your skin and fight against aging. In other words, it makes you healthier, and even happier than before. 

However, despite the many health benefits of staying hydrated, it isn’t always easy, especially if you lead a busy lifestyle. Doctors recommend that adult women drink 11 cups of water every day, while men are recommended to drink 16. In hot weather, this number is likely to increase, and if you’re exercising, you can expect to drink significantly more. If you’re someone who’s constantly on the move, it can be easy for hydration to slip from your mind. And, if you’re someone who finds the prospect of drinking 16 cups of still water a day unappetizing, this struggle can be even more real.

How to Stay Hydrated Throughout the Day?

Whether you’re wondering what’s the best way to stay hydrated or looking for fun and flavorful alternatives to drinking water, then look no further. The following list offers four inventive ways of staying hydrated throughout the day. These fun and simple additions to your daily routine are bound to help you see the benefits of hydration. So, here’s to better sleep, brighter moods, and healthier bodies.

1. Eat more hydrating foods

There’s more to hydration than just drinking water. In the wild, many animals such as koalas stay hydrated through their diet alone, and there’s a lot we can learn from them. Eating a variety of foods with high water content is an easy – and delicious – way of staying hydrated throughout the day. Fruits and vegetables are the most water-rich food groups, with produce such as watermelons, strawberries, peaches, and pineapples taking the prize for the most hydrating. They’re also incredibly easy to prepare or grab on the go, which makes them perfect for those of us with fast-paced, active lifestyles. Instead of a sandwich, why not make a refreshing Greek salad for your lunch? As well as being fresh, delicious, and easy to make, a Greek salad is packed full of hydrating fruit and vegetables such as cucumbers and tomatoes. In short, eating water-rich foods is a sure-fire way of staying hydrated, while also giving you all the additional health benefits of a varied diet.

2. Get yourself a reusable water bottle

The popularity of reusable water bottles seems to have exploded in recent years, and deservedly so. Whether you’re at the office, in the gym, or even at home, having a reusable water bottle is a practical and fashionable way of staying hydrated throughout the day. Their reusability and durability also make them the perfect accessory for traveling, exercising, and exploring. If you’re someone who enjoys the great outdoors, a reusable water bottle is a must. SodaStream has its own range of reusable bottles that are perfect for users of all ages and the most adventurous of lifestyles.

Owning a reusable bottle is also a great way to save extra cash. Gone are the days of spending money on lukewarm water bottles at the train station. And, to top it all off, reusable water bottles now come in all shapes, sizes, and designs, meaning that the humble water bottle can now be your most eye-catching accessory.

3. Fizz things up with SodaStream

When it comes to staying hydrated, one of the biggest barriers people face is a lack of healthy, hydrating alternatives to still water. That’s where your SodaStream can come in handy as it’s unlocking the many health benefits of staying hydrated. SodaStream’s range of sparkling water makers is an easy-to-use and convenient way of making delicious and refreshing drinks at home, your way. If you’re looking to bring a little fun into your daily routine, why not add a little fizz? 74% of SodaStream users say that fizzing their own water has encouraged them and their household members to drink more water.

4. Add some flavor

And, if you’re feeling even more adventurous, try swapping out a glass of water for a hydrating Sparkling Grape Water you can create yourself with SodaStream. Or, alternatively, use your SodaStream to infuse your water with aromatic herbs, for a flavorful and sophisticated alternative to still water. With SodaStream, you can experiment with and discover new and inventive ways of staying hydrated. With a range of recipes and ideas on offer, you’re also bound to find the perfect flavor for even the most reluctant water drinkers.

In conclusion, the best way to stay hydrated is to make it a fun and rewarding part of your daily life. These achievable suggestions will help you to unlock the many benefits of hydration while having fun in the process. By treating yourself to a delicious and varied diet, a trendy new reusable bottle, or a fun and satisfying water alternative, you’re also opening the door to a healthier, happier lifestyle.

*This article has been written using various sources. If you would like to verify the information, please contact us directly, and we will provide you with the relevant sources. 

**SodaStream consumer data is based on a survey conducted by Ipsos on active users of SodaStream in various markets in March 2023.