We are told to consume at least 8 glasses of water everyday. Some experts and traditional medicine, like Ayurveda, suggested more.
For good health and a longer life, Linus Pauling, the father of vitamin C and the author of How to Live Longer and Feel Better, recommends drinking a glass of water every hour.
How can we achieve our daily water intake requirement? The answer is a DIY water bottle marked with time!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
> Mark the bottle at one hour interval
> Every hour, you should drink about a glass of water (200 ml)
> At the time marked on the bottle, your water should be at that level
(e.g by 2 pm the water should be at the 2 pm level)
>You should finish 1 litre of water at noon. Refill it.
> If you follow the system, you should consume the recommended 8 glasses of water by dinner time
> The marking serves as a visual reminder encourage you to drink water and allow you to see your progress
YOU WILL NEED
> Water bottle (1 litre and see-through) x 1
> Permanent marker
With a marker pen, draw lines at intervals of 200 ml (A glass of water of water is 250 ml). Then, write the time besides the marked level. If you’ve make a mistake, dont’ worry; rub it off with some alcohol.
Keep these bottles where you spend most of your time e.g on the table in your office. To avoid refilling water at noon, you can make two bottles instead; one for the morning and another for afternoon.
If you like, you can write onto your bottle to encourage you to drink more water. What’s your motivation to drink more water? For general health? For a great complexion?
According to Howard Murad, the author of The Water Secret: Cellular Breakthrough to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger, “Water naturally plumps skin, fills in fine lines and wrinkles, and boosts a lackluster complexion.” So we thought we’ll write ‘WATER: The fountain of youth’
Do you normally manage to drink 8 glasses of water a day?