Rockettes’ Tips: 5 Easy Hacks to Drink More Water


Photo Credit: McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN from Nutrition Stripped

Photo Credit: McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN | Nutrition Stripped


e all know H20 is gold. Water does everything from regulating our body temperature to clearing up skin. But, sometimes guzzling enough of the good stuff is hard—especially when you should be drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of fluids a day (and even more when we’re rehearsing!).

From making a piece of artwork out of your water bottle to infusing fresh fruits and veggies into your water, here are five Rockettes-approved tips and tricks on how to drink more water:

Add Your Own Flavor
If plain water hinders your excitement to refill your glass, it’s time to add a little flair á la all-natural flavor. “My favorite way to drink more water is to squeeze lemon juice into my water bottle. It is so refreshing, especially during the summer, and it’s an easy way to add a few more cups of water a day,” says Rockette KT. So go ahead and squeeze a lime, lemon or orange or toss in blueberries and raspberries or a few cucumbers to take your basic water up a few notches.

Invest In a Fun Water Bottle
No more wondering if you’ve hit your eight glasses of water a day! Rockette Lindsay is all about her S’well water bottle. “I have a hot pink (my favorite color!) S’well water bottle that’s insulated—it keeps my water crisp and cool all day long.”

Drink With A Straw
Stop uncapping and capping your water bottle and switch to a straight up straw. We don’t know how or why it works but plop a straw into your water glass or bottle and watch the magic happen. Your lips will be drawn to the liquid like it’s their job.

Fancy Up Ice Cubes
Make your water Pinterest-pretty with fancy, flavor-filled ice cubes. Rockette Lindsay likes to put fresh herbs like basil, mint, and rosemary and fruits like raspberries, watermelon and pineapple into ice cube trays and then fill with water and freeze. “It just adds an extra bite that keeps drinking water all day tasty,” she says.

Try an App
We all know hydration is important. If you’re glued to your smartphone, try the app, Waterlogged. It will track your water consumption with just a tap and send you reminders to drink up. PS: It’s free!