4 Ways to Increase Your Water Intake

By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
October 6, 2017

This is a sponsored post with Pelican Water Systems. All opinions are mine.

As I get older, I hear about all the things I need to do to stay healthy. These include eating the right foods, exercising, getting enough sleep, and drinking enough water. One of the things I have a hard time doing is drinking enough water and when I don’t, I can definitely feel it. So how much water should I drink and why is it so hard to drink enough water? I mean it seems like an easy enough thing to do, right? One reason is that sometimes the water doesn’t taste good and another is that I simply forget to. So how do I increase my water intake? Check out these 4 Ways to Increase Water Intake.

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4 Ways to Increase Water Intake

1 – Carry a water bottle. One way that I find that I drink more water is by always having water with me. Once I finish it, I refill it with our filtered water from home.

2 – Set a reminder on your phone. Often times, I set reminders on my phone to remind me of doctor appointments, conference calls, and even tweet reminders. A great way to remember to drink water is by setting a reminder on your phone.

3 – Eat your water. Drinking water isn’t the only way to increase water intake. Foods that are high in water content include tomatoes, watermelon, cucumbers, spinach, green peppers, celery, and cauliflower. How does a Cucumber and Tomato Salad sound? Yummy!

4 – Filter your water for good-tasting water. There are many families that don’t keep a steady supply of water bottles (it can get expensive) or don’t have refrigerators with water filters (those can be expensive). And we all know that drinking water that doesn’t taste good doesn’t make you want to drink more, right? That’s where the Pelican 3-Stage Under-Counter Drinking Water Filter comes into play. In addition, homeowners may also invest in a Water Tank Mixing Unit and hire professional plumbers to install water softener systems. Those who want to have their own water supply may build a water well with well pumps.

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About the Pelican 3-Stage Drinking Water Filter

The Pelican 3-Stage Drinking Filter offers high quality drinking water by reducing chlorine and chloramine taste/odor from your water. The system features hygienically sealed filter cartridges and color-coded fittings for fast installation and easy service.

Compared to a traditional RO system, the unique Pelican 3-Stage Filter wastes no water and offers 1,500 gallons of filtered water with on-demand filtration.

Compact Drinking Water Filter

The Pelican 3-Stage Drinking Filter features 3 stages of filtration: 25 Micron Prefilter, and 2 Catalytic GAC Carbon filters in a compact, easy to maintain mainfold.

Green By Design®

The Pelican 3-Stage Drinking Filter uses the latest in system design and filtration technology to filter taste and odor issues from your water without wasting water down the drain, leaving you with cleaner, fresher, healthier water. The Pelican Drinking Filter has a smaller footprint and uses significantly fewer resources in the manufacturing process than the typical 3-stage systems . Smaller packaging and a lighter shipping weight further reduce impact on the environment.

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Easy to Maintain

Yearly maintenance is quick and easy. Simply remove the cover and replace the cartridge – no complicated plumbing connections, no tools required.

Made In The U.S.A.

The Pelican 3-Stage Drinking Filter is designed, manufactured and assembled by skilled labor in the USA using quality components .

Beneficial Minerals Kept

The Pelican 3-Stage Drinking Water Filter offers a carbon filter inside that retains essential minerals (calcium & magnesium) to your drinking and cooking water which are removed from RO systems and Ultra Filtration systems.


  • Manufactured in the USA
  • Easy to install and maintain
  • Replace filter cartridges without tools
  • Premium activated coconut carbon
  • Compact design saves precious under the counter space
  • 3 Stylish faucet options

What does the system include?

  • Manifold with 3 filter stages
  • Installation Guide
  • Faucet
  • Faucet tubing (3/8” blue)
  • Feed water tubing (1/4” green)
  • Inlet fitting with shut-off

The Pelican Water Systems 3-Stage Water Filter is definitely a great way to get fresh and delicious tasting water from your sink. It’s also easy to set up and maintain.

Have you tried the Pelican Water Systems 3-Stage Water Filter?
How do you increase your water intake?



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

77 Responses to “4 Ways to Increase Your Water Intake”

  1. Edye says:

    Filleted water totally tastes better to me! I feel so grateful to have clean drinking water for my family and I 🙂

  2. Julie Wood says:

    I have a filtered water system on my faucet and I love filtered water and drinking water out of a bottle. Bottled water tastes so much better. I make sure to drink plenty of water all day!

  3. Janet W. says:

    I’m horrible about drinking enough water everyday. These are great tips and information! I definitely need to work harder at my daily water intake.

  4. ellen beck says:

    I always have to remind myself to drink more water. I will drink coffee without fail. but water less so especially after it gets cold.
    Thats a neat filter system.

  5. Melissa Storms says:

    We have been looking for a good filter, i do think that if water tastes good I myself am more likely to drink more.

  6. Marcie W. says:

    Great suggestions! I definitely struggle with my water intake and never drink enough. I think keeping a cold bottle at my desk would really help.

  7. robin rue says:

    I love this so much. I definitely don’t drink enough water, so these will help me for sure.

  8. These are such great tips. I am TERRIBLE at getting in enough water in the day. This is going to be a huge help!

  9. Shannon Sawicki says:

    We have filtered water at home and in the office my biggest challenge is remember to drink it. Thanks for the reminder.

  10. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    I need a water filter for our house. I don’t like the taste of our tap water.

  11. Great idea to set timers or alarms to remind you to drink water! I like it! I have found that I have an easier time drinking water if it’s already bottled.

  12. I put 8 glasses of water on my to-do list so I can make sure I’m getting enough each day. But I’ll drink any old water where I live now, after spending most of my life in Nevada everything tastes great.

  13. Shell says:

    I keep a water bottle near me all the time, which helps. I love the idea of “eating” your water. I could gobble up tons of watermelon!

  14. Joely Smith says:

    I love that the Pelican water system is green and made in the USA! My family all drink gallons of water every day! We call it Life Juice haha! I would love one of these water systems!

  15. Karen Morse says:

    I’m glad you’re sharing these ideas. It’s really important that we drink more water throughout the day. It’s one of the things that helps keep our bodies healthy.

  16. It is so hard to get me to drink water. I hate the taste, or lack thereof. I need to flavor mine.

  17. Liz Mays says:

    I do think going with a water filter would be good for our home. We would definitely drink more water if it was filtered.

  18. I probably need to drink more but I have to remember to drink when I am not thirsty. I would like to get a filter system like Pelican in my home for the best water possible.

  19. Nancy L. says:

    I can really taste the difference if my water is not filtered. We have two filters for two of our refrigerators. I have to check out this out. I like that it is a faucet filter.

  20. tara pittman says:

    I am a water drinker. The water has to taste good in order for me to drink it.

  21. It is so important to drink lots of water! These are great tips. I will have to consider the pelican filter. It sounds like such a great option for good drinking water right at home!

  22. Mandee says:

    I have never tried this, but it does look like it would come in handy. Some days I do really well with my water, but most days I struggle to get the recommended amount of water in. I really do need to get better about it!

  23. Brianne says:

    These are such great tips! I really need to start drinking more water!

  24. Our Family World says:

    These are all great tips to increase water/fluid intake. I never had any issues with drinking water. I reach out for it first before any other beverage. Having a water filter at home would be great to ensure that the water we use is safe from any harmful material and pathogens as well.

  25. Joleen Pete says:

    I totally agree about filtered water and love your tip about setting an alarm. It so important to get enough H2O!!

  26. I am not good at drinking a lot of water so I make sure that I make it a little more fun. I think these are awesome ideas!

  27. Wendy Polisi says:

    these are all super helpful ideas. Water intake has been a huge improvement for me this year.

  28. Leah says:

    Great tips! I try really hard to get my water in each day. I used to have an alarm on my phone to tell me to drink water. I needed that until I formed the habit to do it without the alarm.

  29. Jessica says:

    We really need to invest in a filter! I love my water ICE cold otherwise I’m not a huge fan!

  30. Marcie says:

    I have a hard time drinking water and I need to improve on that. I like the idea of eating water in juicy produce.

  31. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    I never had any issue with drinking plain water. Honestly, I think it all tastes the same. I would invest in water purifiers not to make my water taste good but to help with filtering out any harmful elements and/or disease causing germs.

  32. That looks like a great water system! I’ve never heard of that before. I do try and drink lot’s of water. I just stopped making sweet tea so that my only option would be water!

  33. This year I promised myself to drink more water! I think these tips are perfect for people who are finding it difficult to drink more water, they’re really helpful.

  34. That’s really helpful. It’s good to mix things up by making infused water as well. These are tips are perfect!

  35. Rosey says:

    A cucumber tomato salad does sound good. Maybe I’ll take one to lunch. I love that it’s also a way to help ensure you’re getting enough daily water intake. I love water, especially ice cold, but I still don’t drink enough of it. Loving the Pelican Filter! We get too much gunk in our tap and don’t even realize it, I guess because the water is clear.

  36. ricci says:

    I have a filtered water system already but one way I drink more water is to flavor it! My current favorite things o flavor my water with is cucumbers…it tastes so fresh!!

  37. I have not heard of Pelican water before. I am considering it now.

  38. Sarah Bailey says:

    These sound like some awesome tips to try and get more water into your diet, I definitely need to look at something like a filter for sure.

  39. Lori Geurin says:

    These are some great tips for drinking more water! I love drinking filtered water, especially with lemon or infused with other fruits, such as strawberries and kiwi.

  40. I try to keep a water bottle with me every time I go out to keep myself from buying coffee from a drive through lol. We actually have been needing a new water filtration system too because we are tying to combat out hard water problem

  41. Claudia Krusch says:

    I have been trying to drink more water. I will have to try setting a reminder on my phone. I find if I infuse my water I will drink more of it.

  42. Victoria Heckstall says:

    I will make sure that I will not forget to drink water. But I will absolutely try to set an alarm clock. Thanks for this post.

  43. Roch says:

    We have an app to remind us to drink water every half an water. It’s really something that seems simple but many of us still fail to do so.

  44. Teresa says:

    I have not tried this water filtration system. Thanks for the introduction. I am not a huge water drinker, but I am trying to change. Nothing but water after 3pm nowadays for me! I now sleep better!

  45. E H says:

    What an awesome system to have for water filtration. I always end up using tap water for everything, but I never feel safe when I drink it. This is much better, gives you that peace of mind.

  46. It really helps to have great tasting water! I increase my intake by making sure I always have a glass of ice water nearby.

  47. Kathy says:

    What is about the only thing I’ll drink. Even when I was little I wasn’t much for anything but water. I think it’s great because I don’t have to worry about getting enough each day.

  48. Totally true about the bottle. if I have a bottle of water on hand, then I will drink it. Easy as that.

  49. Rachel says:

    If I have a water bottle handy with me I drink so much more water. I also have no problem with tap water if it tastes good!

  50. Mimi Green says:

    I love water but need a reminder to consume. A phone reminder is perfect since I’m always on it.

  51. Blair villanueva says:

    Setting a reminder to my phone helps a lot, since my phone is always with me. Its like I have my own personal assistant 😀
    Water is very important, but most of the time forgotten.

  52. My husband has been trying to greatly increase his water in take and I don’t think he has ever thought about eating more foods that hold a lot of water. I will have to suggest this to him!

  53. reesa says:

    Wow I would really be interested in this system. Our water here at home tastes horrible, it is so hard!

  54. Dwan says:

    I cut out caffeine a few years back and only drink water. I am in the market for a new filter purifying system. Thanks for sharing!

  55. I definitely need to look into this. I have been trying my best to increase mine … especially now that I am pregnant. Anything is worth checking into — especially this.

  56. I only drink filtered water. It takes so much cleaner. You really can tell the difference. I try to keep water bottles next to me to increase my water intake. Sometimes it works, sometimes not so much.

  57. TColeman says:

    I really feel like I do not get enough water. This system really looks like it is worth it!

  58. I don’t drink water as much as I would love to. I always drink filtered watere and so I really need to improve on that.

  59. Nicole Kamai says:

    I drink so much water that went I don’t drink enough I feel the effects! My favorite water bottle is my hydro flask!

  60. We have filtered water coming from our fridge. This helps me drink more.

  61. this sounds like a great system, and I really do need to look into it, because I need to increase my water intake. Most of the time I drink coffee or tea, which is not always the best. Thanks for sharing this info.


  62. Bobbi says:

    I never really thought about eating my water. I know I really dont drink enough at all!

  63. Lynndee says:

    When it comes to increasing my water intake, I sometimes fail. Setting a reminder on my phone is a brilliant idea. Thanks for that. And no, we haven’t tried the Pelican Water Systems 3-Stage Water Filter yet. We should look into that.

  64. These are really great tips to increase your water intake! I love the idea of setting a reminder.

  65. I think making a conscious effort to carry a water bottle would definitely help to increase my water consumption. It would be so much healthier for me to do so.

  66. Candy Rachelle says:

    Thank goodness I’ve never had an issue with water intake. I always drink two cups before eating or drinking anything else in the morning. And then a few more cups here and there throughout the day.

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  67. sarah says:

    These ideas are very helpful. I always fail in tracking my water intakes.

  68. Oyinkan says:

    Adding fruit to water also helps you want to drink water 😉

  69. Garf says:

    These are great tips. We filtered out water at home and it tastes so much better.

  70. Heather says:

    These are great tips! I definitely need to make an effort to make sure I’m drinking more water during the day. I reach for so many not so great drink options, water should be a priority.

  71. Nicole says:

    Drinking enough water is definitely a struggle I have! I love your tips though, carrying around a water bottle is a really good idea. I’ll have to try them out, thanks for sharing!

  72. G&D Blog says:

    This is a cool water system to have. Really helpful for anyone who’s having a hard time to manage to their water intake.

    -Gerome of G&D Blog

  73. Julie Waldron says:

    I have a water bottle that has a fruit infuser in it. That’s a good way to get my daily intake.

  74. Jeanette says:

    I am always trying to find creative ways to get my water intake in for the day. Usually I fill a water bottle a couple times a day because then I know for sure I am actually paying attention to what I am drinking. I like all your tits you have here too.

  75. Abigail Gibson says:

    Never thought about the concept of eating my water. Thank you for sharing this article.

  76. Rachel Browning says:

    Thanks great ideas I forget to or just want something that tastes good

  77. David says:

    Hahaha what you wrote is so funny “As I get older, I hear about all the things I need to do to stay healthy” as well is so true it is happening to me, now that I getting olg Im try to take care of my self more and more. Thank a lot Shannon for sharing this amazing article.

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