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How you can drink more water

Simple ways to stay hydrated

how to drink more waterIt’s important to remember to stay hydrated during the hot summer months. Your body is mostly made of water, so water is essential to help it work well. According to the Mayo Clinic, every part of your body uses water for many functions, including:

  • Getting rid of waste
  • Keeping your body temperature at regular levels
  • Keeping your joints cushioned
  • Protecting sensitive tissues

Your doctor can also help you find out how much water you need to drink each day depending on your lifestyle. If you don’t have a doctor, use our Find Care tool to help you find one near you. Make sure you’re logged in to see doctors in your network.

Tips from Sharecare on how to stay hydrated

Here are some tips from Sharecare on how to stay hydrated:

  • Set small goals so you can stay motivated. Keep track of your progress with an app on your phone or a notepad.
  • Keep a water bottle with you to you to remind you to drink water. You can also use other reminders like a sticky note or a reminder on your phone.
  • Don’t wait until you’re thirsty. Drink water throughout the day to make sure you don’t get dehydrated.
  • Eat fresh fruits and vegetables that are high in water content, such as watermelon, zucchini and tomatoes.
  • Avoid sugary beverages and alcohol. Try sparkling water or adding fruit slices to your water to add flavor.

Want more healthy tips? Download Sharecare

Blue Cross of Idaho members have access to Sharecare, an app to help you eat better, lower your stress levels and be more active! To get the app, visit to create your Sharecare account, download the app and take the RealAge® Test. Do not download the Sharecare app directly from the App Store or Google Play.


Disclaimer: This wellness program is administered by Sharecare, Inc., an independent company that provides health improvement management services to Blue Cross of Idaho members. Sharecare, Inc., does not provide Blue Cross of Idaho products or services and is solely responsible for the health improvement management services it provides.

Posted: July 27, 2022