Drink eight 8-oz cups of water each day
Without water, you would die within three days. More than 60% of our bodies are water, and it's the major component of every vital organ. Eight cups a day may seem like a lot, but if you tallied the other drinks you have each day now, it might already surpass that volume. Plus, water is healthier than coffee, soda and other typical drinks. Drink a cup at each meal, a few throughout the day, and few in the evening and you're set! Simply by drinking more water, you can lose weight, too--especially when water is replacing other caloric drinks in your diet. Carrying a water bottle or substituting water for soda are two techniques to make water an everyday habit and a consistent part of your diet.