Drinking more water always makes me feel good, so I'm trying to make more of an effort to fill up my glass. Want to join me? Whatever your reason for drinking more water, you need a plan. Simply carrying around a stylish water bottle isn't always going to help. These five super-smart products are here to help you get the job done.
1. HidrateMe Water Bottle.
This water bottle was a huge Kickstarter sensation this summer. The project aimed to raise $35,000 and ended up raising $627,644. Incredible, right?
This water bottle connects with your phone, so every time you take a sip of water it's logged into your phone so you can see how much left you have to drink for the day.
→ Pre-order now: HidrateMe Smart Water Bottle
2. Water bottles with filters.
This stylish water bottle includes a piece of Japanese binchotan charcoal, which helps make your water taste better on the go. The charcoal that comes with your water bottle has a six-month lifespan, so you don't have to worry about constantly changing the thing.
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3. Water bottles with infusers.
Don't love drinking plain water? This infuser water bottle is a great option. It keeps your fruit separated from your water so you get a great taste without the wet fruit.
If you don't want to invest in a water bottle, you can always just fill a carafe with water and your favorite fruit or herb. I particularly love Faith's description of the simple mint water she had in France last year.
→ Buy now: Aquafrut Water Bottles
4. Fun apps to help you drink more water.
There are a few easy apps you can download that help you keep track of how much water you're drinking throughout the day. I'm particularly enamored of the Plant Nanny app, which motivates you to drink water so your virtual plant stays alive.
5. Water bottles with hourly reminders.
It can be hard to keep track of how much water you're actually drinking throughout the day, and when. This easy water bottle gives you time goals for when you should be drinking water. There's also a cute inspirational quote on the outside if you're into that kind of thing.
If you don't care about what your water bottle looks like, you can always just use tape to create segments on your water bottle with corresponding time goals.
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