By Adam Saball of Sterilite Corporation
Water is essential to a healthy lifestyle, yet busy work days too often keep many people from consuming recommended amounts. Studies show nearly two thirds of Americans are not drinking enough water to meet the average daily needs their bodies require. According to the Mayo Clinic and the Institute of Medicine, an adequate intake of water is 3 liters a day for men and 2.2 liters a day for women. Drinking healthy amounts of water should be a goal everybody strives for. Whether it’s a busy work schedule, forgetting altogether or the difficulty of drinking recommended amounts that keeps us from having enough, we all have a reason. However, drinking recommended amounts of water throughout the day can be easily accomplished when broken into small goals. Simply labeling a pitcher may be all the solution you need.
With a Sterilite 1 Gallon Pitcher in hand, use a permanent marker to label your daily goal of 3 liters for men or 2.2 liters for women. We will call this your 9:00a.m. line. Below this mark, draw evenly spaced lines for every two hours you will work. When all the lines are drawn, your highest will be labeled 9:00a.m., marking a full pitcher of water and the beginning of your workday. Below, lines will be made for 11:00a.m., 1:00p.m., 3:00p.m. and finally 5:00p.m at the bottom when the water should be finished. At the beginning of each work day fill your pitcher with ice and water up to the 9:00a.m line. Keep your marked pitcher at your desk beside you and challenge yourself to drink the water down to the next line before that time arrives. As you get down to each line you will have accomplished a small goal and taken strides toward drinking your recommended amounts of water. By the end of the work day you will be left with an empty pitcher and the satisfaction of knowing you drank enough to keep your body healthy and hydrated this summer.