At the chiropractor last week, I was reminded of how I frequently fail to drink enough water when the weather turns cold. When it’s 110 degrees outside in Texas summers, it’s fairly easy to remember to hydrate, but when it’s chilly I just don’t crave that cold stainless steel water bottle anymore!
Since this is a recurring problem for me, I’ve developed 4 tricks to increase my water consumption when it’s cold. Maybe these tricks for staying hydrated in winter can help you too!
- Keurig – turn on your single-serve coffee brewer without any coffee grains in it and it will provide instant hot water, no tea kettle required!
- Hot tea – use that instant hot water to make your favorite tea! It’s much easier for me to drink hot tea than ice water when I’m cold.
- Hot water – to avoid too much caffeine (even green tea has some caffeine), I add just hot water from the Keurig to my travel mug when the tea is almost gone. There’s still a little flavor left!
- Travel mug – stainless steel is ideal, because it’s toxin-free and holds warmth the longest. If you carry something around with you at all times, you’re more likely to drink it!