Never Get Dehydrated!
Our daughters have decided that we need assistance in drinking enough water every day. We are the recipients of a pair of motivational water bottles, one of which holds one gallon of water!! We’re doing our best….
If you think persuasive water bottles might help you down more fluids, here are some I’ve found.
This Brooklyn Bottle comes in four colors, has an easy one-handed flip-top lid and holds 32 oz of liquid. It is lightweight and has a portable strap. Having the times on the bottle is helpful to some. I especially like the 10 a.m. motivation of “Vanimos!” $12.99 each.
This is a 30 oz water bottle with adorable heart hourly time markers from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and a message to REFILL and repeat. It has a very funny message on the front. It is BPA-free and fits in most car cup holders. The top is wide enough to be able to add ice, but the cap has an ice guard to prevent being surprised by an ice cube when you’re drinking. It should be washed by hand. $18.99.
This is a 24 oz BPA-free reusable water bottle. The hour markers remind you to drink beginning at 8 a.m. and are hourly until 6 p.m. It is made from safe and non-toxic plastic and has a ‘finger-friendly’ carry loop. It should be hand-washed. There are many different sayings to choose from. $16.99.
This is a 1 gallon 128 oz leak-proof water bottle. It is BPA-free and has a paracord handle and a removable straw. The hour markers begin at 7 a.m. and are every two hours until 9 p.m. The good news is that you do not need to refill it to get enough water. It measures 13.4”H x 5.5” D. There are 13 colors to choose from. Hand washing is recommended. $21.99.
This 64 oz water bottle and has a straw that is removable, and a handle. It is made from clear BPA-free plastic and has a wide mouth. It comes in 11 colors. It has two lids to prevent leakage, and the larger one can be used as a cup. It should be hand washed. It is 12.2”H x 4.3”W. $16.99.
This is a 32 oz lightweight water bottle. The time markers begin at 8 a.m. and are hourly until 7 p.m. On the back it has an ounces and milliliters capacity scale, so you know exactly how much water you’ve drunk. It has a flip top lid with a lock to prevent leakage. It has a straw and a carry strap. It is made of Triton plastic and is BPA free. It is 11”H x 2.8” W. It will take hot water up to 70°C. $15.99.
This is a 1 gallon, 128 oz water bottle. It does not like hot water or dishwashers. It is leak-proof and BPA free. It has a removable straw, and a straw brush is included. It has a strap for carrying. The hour markers begin at 8 a.m. and are every two hours to 8 p.m. There are 16 colors to choose from. On sale for $19.99.
This bottle has cute motivational phrases to encourage you to drink two full bottles of water. It holds 16 oz, and measures 2.5” D x 9.5” H. It is made from plastic, glass and stainless steel. Hand washing is suggested. On sale for $9.99.
This is a ½ gallon water bottle, or 64 oz. The time markers are every two hours for 12 hours starting at 8 a.m. That should help get you into a routine. The bottle is BPA-free and has no chemical tastes or smells. Clean with baking soda and vinegar. It is not dishwasher safe. $22.98.
This smart water bottle does not have motivational messages. It does, however, try to motivate the user to drink more water by lighting up when it is time to drink. This water bottle calculates the user’s daily water goal based on age, height, weight, sex, elevation, exercise and more. It also keeps track of where it last synced so it will never get lost. It has a rechargeable battery and comes in seven colors. The lid can go in the top rack of the dishwasher, but the bottle should be hand-washed. $59.99 for the 17 oz. size and $64.99 for the 21 oz. size.
How much fluid does the average, healthy adult living in a temperate climate need? The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is:
- About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids (not only water) a day for men
- About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids (not only water) a day for women
These recommendations cover fluids from water, other beverages and food. About 20% of daily fluid intake usually comes from food and the rest from drinks.
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