6 easy ways to actually drink enough water

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Creative ways to drink more water
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Creative ways to drink more water

1. Always carry water with you

"If there's one thing I've learned the older I've gotten, it's that I need to drink more water. I grew up drinking tons of soda and, while they're still a delicious treat on occasion, I've really made H2O a much bigger part of my life. While I may not be drinking eight glasses a day, I do make a point to always have water on-hand." -Cathy, Poor Little It Girl

2. Keep chilled water in your fridge for easy access

"I've had a Brita for as long as I can remember. But the one thing we always had to do was wait around for the pitcher to fill up before pouring a glass or filling up a reusable water bottle. Well not anymore! The Brita Stream Pitcher is now here! This "filter as your pour" technology means that you can have a glass of water as soon as you want, no wait!" -Cathy, Poor Little It Girl

3. Invest in a minimalist pitcher

"The lightweight container is sleek and easy to fit in my fridge and yes, pours immediately. This makes getting my water fix for the day even easier than before." -Cathy, Poor Little It Girl

4. Add fruit (like lemon or lime slices) to your water for extra flavor

"Summer is one of my favorite seasons... I have so many more opportunities to be active and enjoy the outdoors among many other fun projects. All of these reasons make it even more important to drink more water, and to make sure your body is performing at its best." -Katherine, Lily the Wandering Gypsy

5. Fill your pitcher with ice so you never have to wait for a chilled drink

"I absolutely love this pitcher... I just love being able to have a pitcher of cold, filtered water in the fridge at all times, which... encourages me to drink way more water. Also, the Brita Stream Pitcher filters ice water if you don't have time to cool your water in the fridge ahead of time." -Katherine, Lily the Wandering Gypsy

6. Never allow yourself to get thirsty

"If I always have cold, filtered water in the fridge, I will grab that when I get thirsty. I can also use [the pitcher] to keep my water bottle filled to have at my desk, in my car, and on my bedside. I always have a bottle of water by my side and it seriously helps me drink tons of water throughout the day. I try not to let myself get too thirsty, because that is a sign you're already dehydrated." -Katherine, Lily the Wandering Gypsy


Now that summer is almost here, staying hydrated is more important than ever. From keeping your body healthy to feeling your best all around (hello extra energy and glowing skin!), there are so many reasons to keep water on hand during the warm weather season.

Its health and beauty benefits aside, there really isn't anything better than coming home to a glass of ice cold, clean-tasting water, and the Brita Stream Pitcher makes that easy. Its filter-as-you-pour technology means you don't have to wait for the pitcher to work its magic. Just pour yourself a glass of filtered water immediately, whether your pitcher was filled previously -- or not!

While getting filtered water has become easier, still, so many of us do not drink enough of it. We asked bloggers from the Lifestyle Collective to share some smart tricks they use to keep hydrating all day. Check out the creative ideas ways how Poor Little It Girl and Lily the Wandering Gypsy stay hydrated 24/7.

Click through the slideshow above for some hydration inspiration, and don't forget to follow Brita on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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