H2O

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    Jun 15, 2015 9:20 PM GMT
    I know I need to drink more water, especially when I'm at work. I always have a jug on my desk, but sometimes I just forget about it for hours. Anybody have tricks they use to remember to hydrate frequently?

  • ZakSayWhat

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    Jun 15, 2015 11:20 PM GMT
    Get thirsty.

    Oh you already are

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    Jun 16, 2015 4:52 PM GMT

    ^^^ useless reply.


    It's kind of a real question. Unlike anything Zak has ever posted on this site.

  • DCEric

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    Jun 17, 2015 1:02 AM GMT
    I just keep a water bottle at my desk all day. I don't even think about it and I end up going through a couple of refills. I'm not as good when I am not at work.
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    Jun 17, 2015 6:34 PM GMT
    My advice is try to drink at least a glass of water every hour while you're at work. If it's possible to set an alarm clock then do so, if not then try to write a piece of sticky note and stick it on your work desk.
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    Jun 17, 2015 7:44 PM GMT
    David_Lauderdale said
    ^^^ useless reply.


    It's kind of a real question. Unlike anything Zak has ever posted on this site.



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    Jun 17, 2015 10:45 PM GMT
    Buy one of those cups like starbucks, and use it, when you get tired of it, buy a new and different one. You should get excited when getting a new cup, and you probably will keep it full and drink the water all the time. Your kidney is thankful for that.
  • conservativej...

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    Jun 18, 2015 3:38 AM GMT
    You have to form a schedule of drinking that becomes habit. I have been insulin dependent since age 2 (Type I diabetes.) The more well hydrated I am the better I feel.

    I think I'd mark the side of my water bottle and place the time at each mark that I intend to have consumed that water. I have always been able to accomplish more when taking time out for me, even if it is 30 seconds to drop the water level to the next mark.

    Could be you, like I, am a workaholic. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 18, 2015 2:16 PM GMT
    allissonasc saidBuy one of those cups like starbucks, and use it, when you get tired of it, buy a new and different one. You should get excited when getting a new cup, and you probably will keep it full and drink the water all the time. Your kidney is thankful for that.


    That's actually a great idea. So is the one above this. Also I wonder if my water bottle is too big... it gets in the way so maybe it's not in front of me enough.

    Maybe there's an idea to add a feature to a FitBit or something like that. Track how much water you drink, up to the optimal amount per day. People are so regimented about activity level, sleep quality, and calorie tracking... but water is forgotten about.

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    Jun 18, 2015 3:59 PM GMT
    David_Lauderdale said
    I know I need to drink more water, especially when I'm at work. I always have a jug on my desk, but sometimes I just forget about it for hours. Anybody have tricks they use to remember to hydrate frequently?

    Becoming dehydrated has become a serious problem for me in recent years, likely in part due to the aging process, but no diabetes yet. Doctors have taught me how to do a skin pinch test and look for other indicators of dehydration, like urine color. Twice I've even been given an IV right in the doctor's office when there on a routine checkup.

    So I completely changed my routine. I now keep a water glass by this computer at all times. It's clear plastic, so I can see the level, and remind myself to drink it and refill all day long. The water is city tap but filtered.

    I now always get water with my restaurant meals, and drink the entire glass, often taking a refill. I don't have soft drinks anymore, nor coffee, sometimes a little tea. And no hard liquor, which tends to cause dehydration. Nor beer (which I don't much like anyway), at the most wine.

    And when I go out with friends to a bar I always get a glass of water with the wine. In fact, at our 2 regular bars the bartenders who know me will now immediately set a water glass in front of me, while I decide if, when and what I'll have to drink. But always water.

    So I simply made water drinking part of my lifestyle, my daily routine. Took a while to get used to it, but now it's second nature. And I do feel better, no major dehydration incidents.
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    Jun 18, 2015 10:12 PM GMT
    David_Lauderdale said
    allissonasc saidBuy one of those cups like starbucks, and use it, when you get tired of it, buy a new and different one. You should get excited when getting a new cup, and you probably will keep it full and drink the water all the time. Your kidney is thankful for that.


    That's actually a great idea. So is the one above this. Also I wonder if my water bottle is too big... it gets in the way so maybe it's not in front of me enough.

    Maybe there's an idea to add a feature to a FitBit or something like that. Track how much water you drink, up to the optimal amount per day. People are so regimented about activity level, sleep quality, and calorie tracking... but water is forgotten about.



    You can also flavour your water. You can cut the lemom in slices and keep it inside the cup/bottle, or you can use peppermint, fennel bulb, strawberry and cinnamon. And water with flavour made with fresh ingredients is full of nutrients.
  • Puppy80

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    Jul 11, 2015 5:01 PM GMT
    David_Lauderdale said
    allissonasc saidBuy one of those cups like starbucks, and use it, when you get tired of it, buy a new and different one. You should get excited when getting a new cup, and you probably will keep it full and drink the water all the time. Your kidney is thankful for that.


    That's actually a great idea. So is the one above this. Also I wonder if my water bottle is too big... it gets in the way so maybe it's not in front of me enough.

    Maybe there's an idea to add a feature to a FitBit or something like that. Track how much water you drink, up to the optimal amount per day. People are so regimented about activity level, sleep quality, and calorie tracking... but water is forgotten about.



    I'm not sure if you have an iPhone or not, but I did a quick search of just Water on the app store and found several apps that let you track, and send reminder alerts to get your H2o on icon_razz.gif