Thursday, August 20, 2015

10 Ways to Drink More Water (With The Strauss WaterBar)

Use these 10 Tips for Drinking More Water to help increase your hydration and health. With the Strauss WaterBar.

Each day we lose our water stores in service of bodily functions like breathing, sweating, temperature regulation and digestion. If we don't replenish that water with more fluid we get dehydrated. Being well hydrated increases our body's ability to eliminate toxins and reduces our desire for caffeine and sugary drinks. It may also help to prevent us from overeating. Water is free of calories, making it a healthy, diet-friendly way to increase hydration.

That being said, if you are anything like me, you get busy and forget to drink enough water. As inspiration for us dehydrated folks, I have come up with these tips to get us drinking more water.

10 Ways to Drink More Water

1. Get a designated reusable water bottle for each member of your family. That way your water bottle won't be missing (absconded by a child or partner) next time you're looking for it.

2. Fill up your water bottle each morning and again at lunchtime. Keep it with you always.

3. Drink a glass of water before each meal. You'll feel more full and reduce your desire to load up on unnecessary calories, while increasing your hydration levels at the same time.

4. Add fresh lemon juice to your water bottle. You'll get a bit of vitamin C, which is said to improve digestion and regulate your body's acidity.

5. Add sliced cucumber, strawberries, blueberries or any other fruits and veggies you enjoy to your reusable water bottle. You'll benefit from extra nutrients and flavour and alleviate boredom with "regular" water.

6. When you consume alcohol drink one glass of water for every alcoholic beverage. You'll drink less alcohol and stay better hydrated.

7. Keep a pitcher of water on the table for you and your family at meal times.

8. When dining at a restaurant, ask your server for a glass of water.

9. Set an hourly alarm on your phone or computer to remind you to drink water.

10. Ensure you have a steady supply of clean water in your home and office.

The Strauss WaterBar

Recently the lovely people at Strauss Water Canada invited me to attend an informative session held at the Canfitpro World Fitness Expo. I have written about the fabulous Strauss WaterBar here on the blog before. The Strauss WaterBar comes in an array of beautiful, stylish colours so it will look fantastic in your kitchen or office. But that's not the best part (although that's pretty great). The best feature of the StraussWaterBar, in my opinion, is that this multipurpose water dispenser hooks up to your main water line, so you get an unlimited supply of purified water. No more lugging home heavy, awkward water bottles! No more forgetting to buy water and forcing down chlorine-infused water straight from the tap!

The Strauss WaterBar serves up chilled, boiling or room temperature water, so you get water the way you want it, at the touch of a button. Most of us are fortunate to have safe municipal tap water in Canada. The downside is some of the infrastructure through which our water travels may be outdated. The Strauss WaterBar triple filters your tap water so it emerges chlorine- and 99% bacteria-free while still retaining essential minerals.

The Strauss WaterBar costs about $1 a day (you can rent your WaterBar or purchase it), which is not a lot to pay to have clean water always at the ready. Strauss Water Canada ships filters to you regularly so there's no worry about forgetting to change them. The unit is also eco-friendly - one WaterBar could mean hundreds less water bottles used each year. (And 4 million Canadian households use bottled water!) Tea drinkers like me will also appreciate that it's more energy-efficient (and faster!) than a kettle.

I believe that having a steady supply of clean water is essential to your health and feelings of wellbeing. After all, dehydration can lead to headaches, grumpiness and just generally very bad days. Take care of yourself my friends!

You can find out more about the Strauss WaterBar using the hashtag #StraussWaterBar on social media. Visit Strauss Water Canada on their website, on Facebook and on Twitter.

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are authentic and my own. Thank you for supporting the awesome companies that partner with Woman in Real Life.



  1. Great Ideas to get your daily water intake. I don't drink enough water, it's a daily struggle. I will add the lemon juice to it, that sounds yummy. I love the Strauss Water Bar, I am definitely going to check it out for my kitchen!

    1. Thank you!

      You're right - it's a daily struggle! I have days where I load up on water and days where I forget. I need to make it a solid habit! :)

  2. Now how sexy would that look on my desk?
    I have another way to add to your list... did you know there is an app for that? Yep a drinking water app. Hey Strauss maybe something you could create too? I have to agree with all of your points too but the most important thing I have found is buying myself a big fancy cup to drink from.

    1. Great idea Tammy! I want one on my desk, in my bedroom, in the basement... ;)

      An app is a cool way of tracking water intake too! And a fancy cup is always a nice treat. :)

  3. Drinking water is SO important. I find that I always drink more when I'm at work. Maybe it's because my water bottle is staring at me?? Great tips you have here. The Strauss WaterBar looks like a fab product. I'd love to have one in my classroom!

    1. It would be so great to have one in a classroom for sure!

  4. I definitely want to get my hands on this! And breaking down the cost like that definitely makes it possible. Love your tips on making water drinking more easy to remember. If there's anything I need, it's easy ways to get water in my system.

  5. Awesome tips for adding more water to your day. I love the idea of filling up a bottle once in the morning and once at noon. I don't leave my desk often during a work day, so having something on hand like that would work better for me for sure!

  6. We LOVE our Strauss Water Bar. I really am drinking a lot more water with it in the house. It's an amazing piece of equipment that I couldn't live without in our home now.

    1. Great to hear from someone who has experience using the system Stephanie!