Change your relationship with water with these New Year’s resolutions
The start of a new year sees many individuals take a good, long look at how they live their lives. The New Year is after all a great time to take life by the horns and make the changes that you’ve put off making in previous months.
One quarter of Brits made a New Year’s resolution to kick-start 2020 but with the year seeing a whole heap of challenges land on our doorsteps, resolution-making is expected to increase at the beginning of 2021.
By making New Year’s resolutions and sticking to them, you’re paving the way to change life for the better in the year ahead and beyond. Instead of opting for the obvious resolutions, committing yourself to altering just one relationship could see you live a happier, healthier and more satisfying life.
Make changing your relationship with water your New Year’s resolution with the following top tips…
Up your water intake
Drinking more water is one thing many of us pledge to do, especially during the spring and summer months when rising temperatures increase the need for hydration.
Don’t delay upping your intake until the warmer months, however. Drinking plenty of water all year round will see you reap a long list of rewards. Your body, mind and soul will be nourished with the right water intake.
You’ll find it easier to lose weight, boost your immunity no-end, dramatically improve skin and hair health, up your energy levels, and be more focused and productive.
If maximising your physical performance is a goal you’ve always wanted to achieve, drinking more water is the key to accomplishing this too as Healthline explains:
“If you don’t stay hydrated, your physical performance can suffer. This is particularly important during intense exercise or high heat.
Dehydration can have a noticeable effect if you lose as little as 2% of your body’s water content. However, it isn’t uncommon for athletes to lose as much as 6–10% of their water weight via sweat.”
Drinking more water is easy with a few lifestyle changes. Timing hydration with meals and snacks provides an instant boost. While including more water-rich fruits and vegetables provides a simple way to improve your water intake.
Workout in water
In addition to drinking more water before, during and after your workout, using water to workout will add variety and interest to your exercise regime.
Exercising in water is a great way to introduce exercise to your lifestyle, particularly if you’ve been reluctant in the past or have health problems to contend with.
Watery workout ideas include swimming, attending aqua aerobics, taking part in an intense but fun H2O HIIT class, and moving your workout outdoors with some open water swimming.
Reduce water usage
We use water for so much more than drinking. Water is vital in our everyday lives, with homes up and down the country using H2O to wash dirty dishes, do laundry, maintain their gardens, shower or bathe, and wash their cars.
As a result, many households go through a lot of water and this is certain to be reflected on your water bill.
There are many ways that you can reduce water usage at home, here are just a few. By reducing usage, you can cut your water bill and reduce your carbon footprint to help the planet.
Choose filtered water
It’s hard to keep up with the many drinking water types, but from year-to-year filtered water never goes out of fashion.
Filtered water is the healthiest, tastiest, and most convenient water type out there, and it’s easier than you think to unlock all these advantages at home.
Our drinking water filter systems provide a simple, cost-effective way to access and enjoy filtered water at home.
By investing in a reusable water bottle, you can keep enjoying the plus-points of drinking filtered wherever your day takes you.