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More Water & Fruit Please

Do you constantly try to get your family to drink more water and eat healthy? You don't have to be a health professional to understand the benefits of increased water and fruit consumption.

Do you relate to this? I see my family grabbing a cup and I know that they are going for a beverage that has bubbles or color.

Me: How much water have you had today?

Them: I had a full cup.

Me: When was that?

Them: [insert too many hours ago]

Me: You know your body needs water to function?

Them: Yes.

Me: You know your body needs way more than one cup of water?

Them: "Yes," as they are drinking the colorful bubbly beverage.


It really is comical how many years I have had this conversation with the same result. What is the definition of insanity? I am in the process of reading James Clear, Atomic Habits. In the book, he used an illustration of a workplace making water more accessible to employees in the cafeteria. Because the water was in arm's reach, people reached for water. I decided to put it to the test. I had to let my husband know what I was doing so he wouldn't ruin the experiment. I could hear him now saying, "What happened to all the drinks?"

We have two refrigerators; one upstairs and the other downstairs. I moved all the beverages downstairs, except for the water. Yesterday, I saw every member in my family drinking water, and I didn't even have to ask my usual question! I didn't tell my husband about this one and it still WERKed. I rinsed and cut up an apple, and left it on the counter where we prepare food. The apple was gone in a matter of an hour. I did the same thing the next day and added strawberries. All the fruit gone. The third day, I added strawberries and cut up bananas. I ended up eating the bananas. My experiment even WERKed on me! What moves can you make to help your family develop healthier habits? Share your tips below, especially if you have something that you are currently doing that WERKs.

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