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How to Persuade People to Drink More Water

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author image Alia Butler
Alia Butler holds a Master of Social Work from Washington University, St. Louis, concentrating in mental health, and a Master of Arts in social-organizational psychology from Columbia University. Currently, Butler is a freelance writer, penning articles focusing on mental health, healthy living and issues surrounding work-life balance. She is the principle/owner of ALIA Living, LLC, providing residential interior design services, professional organizing and life coaching.
How to Persuade People to Drink More Water
A family sitting at a restaurant table with glasses of water. Photo Credit Andersen Ross/Blend Images/Getty Images

Without water, your body will cease to function; more than half your body weight comes from water, reports Kids Health website. Water is necessary for all the organs, tissues and processes throughout your body to continue functioning properly. Although the best source of water is to simply drink clean water, you can also increase your water intake by eating vegetables and fruits regularly because these contain high amounts of water. Convincing someone to drink more water can benefit them in a variety of ways, ranging from energy levels to their weight. The person every day should drink at least eight glasses, each containing 8 ounces of water.

Step 1

Inform the person about how water can help her lose and maintain a healthy weight. Thirst is often mistaken for hunger, and by drinking water regularly, you can reduce your chances of making this mistake and eating when you should be drinking. Drinking a glass of water 20 minutes before every meal and drinking a glass of water with every meal can help you eat less at the meal by filling you up, which can help you lose weight.

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Step 2

Talk about the health benefits of regular water consumption. Adequate intake of water keeps the cells throughout your body full of nutrients and properly functioning. Also, water helps keep your skin from becoming dry by keeping it hydrated.

Step 3

Increase the person’s awareness about how drinking water can keep them energized. Even mild amounts of dehydration can leave you feeling fatigued, and by drinking water regularly, you can avoid and reduce your levels of fatigue.

Step 4

Tell him that by drinking water, he can avoid unwanted headaches. Inadequate water intake can lead to headaches caused by dehydration. Drinking water, even when the headache already has begun, can help reduce the severity.

Step 5

Inform her about the consequences of not drinking enough water. The symptoms of severe dehydration include dry mouth, sunken eyes, shriveled skin that does not bounce back, fever, rapid breathing, low blood pressure and rapid heartbeat. If a person has these symptoms, he or she requires prompt medical attention.

Step 6

Talk about how water contains no calories, which means you can drink it as often as you want.

Step 7

Tell him to use slices of fruits, such as limes or lemons, to add flavor to water if it is not flavorful enough.

Step 8

Discuss the digestive benefits of water. Regular water consumption can help keep you from becoming constipated and keep your digestive system working properly. Also, the water will regularly help remove toxins from your body.

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