It seems that I remember to drink water all summer because, well it’s hot. But the winter comes along and I seem to forget all about the necessity of drinking water. As a nurse, I know especially how important water is to the body. It helps your entire body thrive and heal, it keeps your skin healthy, and keeps you feeling great. But, drinking water is not something that comes easy for many people. I have a few ideas to help you get the most water you can in your daily life!
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Here are some tips to help you increase your water intake:
1. Drink your water throughout the day. Trying to catch up at the end of the day is never a good idea because then you’ll be up all night making trips to the bathroom. Know how much you need to drink and spread it out throughout the day.
2. Drink water with meals. It sounds simple enough, right? Drinking water with meals is a great way to increase your water intake. The consumption of food makes you thirsty so grab some water!
3. Keep track of how much water you are drinking. This is something I have always struggled with. I forget how much I have drank that day or just assume I have had enough. I have seen several apps that remind you to drink water (one that has a sound that is like water pouring). These are good ideas if you forget to keep track. Don’t lose out on your water intake by simply not paying attention to what you are drinking all day.
4. Keep a bottle of water with you at all times. Going to the store? Take water. Going to your child’s school? Take water. Going for a walk? Take water. Get the point? Take water with you wherever you are. That way, when you get thirsty, water is available to you!
5. Stop drinking sugary drinks! They are not only bad for you but are filled with empty calories. You can drink water instead and not only be calorie-free but also be helping your body! Every time you drink something sugar-filled, you are taking away from when you could be drinking water.
6. Add flavor to your water! This one is so simple and perfect for those that might not really like the taste (or non-taste) of water. Crystal Light is a wonderful way to add flavor to your water. They are delicious!
With the fabulous flavors, you are sure to find at least one that you love. I used to keep Crystal Light in my desk at work so that I always had a flavor to add to my water. I used them often throughout the day and had no problem getting my daily intake of water because of it. When I went to Walmart last week, I was surprised at just how many flavors are available now. I had no trouble finding them in the store but I did have difficulty deciding what kind to buy! My personal favorite, as of right now, is Blackberry Lemonade.
Crystal Light is even more fun now though! Crystal Light and Miranda Lambert are partnering to launch the Platinum Points Program to reward you with fun Miranda Lambert gear, just in time for Miranda Lambert’s Platinum Tour that is presented by Crystal Light. Using the Crystal Light Platinum Points is super easy! All you have to do is purchase participating Crystal Light products at Walmart, snap a picture of your receipt with your smartphone, and then rack up the points. When you have enough, you can choose from a variety of really cool Miranda Lamber rewards.
Here is a breakdown of how many points you can earn with your Crystal Light purchase:
CRYSTAL LIGHT Sugar Free On The Go Packs = 100 pts each
CRYSTAL LIGHT On The Go Multipacks = 100 pts each
CRYSTAL LIGHT Canisters = 100 pts each
CRYSTAL LIGHT LIQUID = 100 pts each
CRYSTAL LIGHT Jumbo Products = 200 pts each
Miranda Lambert Platinum CD = 300 pts each
Want to know what prizes can be won?
100 pts = Miranda Lambert Automatic (Acoustic) Song Download
800 pts = Miranda Lambert Platinum CD
800 pts = Miranda Lambert Platinum Mug
1000 pts = Miranda Lambert Platinum Tumbler
1200 pts = Platinum Rhinestone Ladies T-Shirt
5000 pts = Miranda Lambert Logo Guitar
8000 pts = Miranda Lambert Signed Guitar
Not to mention, with just one Crystal Light product purchase, you can get an exclusive Miranda Lambert acoustic song download!
You really have so much to gain and nothing to lose when it comes to this fun program! You can sign up for the Platinum Points Program HERE using your email or Facebook. Use the promo code “mirandaic” to get 30 free Platinum Points upon signing up. Next you will head out to Walmart and purchase participating Crystal Light products. Be sure to keep your receipt! Go to www.earnplatinumpoints.com in your mobile browser and log in. Click “Snap,” choose “Walmart,” and then click “Select/Take Photo”. Snap a clear photo of your receipt and click “Upload This Photo”. Then you are ready to redeem points for Miranda Lambert rewards!