Michelle Obama Announces 'Drink Up' Campaign

Life & Love | Camille Travis | 09/12/2013 | 03:00 PM EDT

Michelle Obama Says 'Drink Up' - Tips To Drinking More Water

Michelle Obama is continuing on her health kick with a new campaign that urges Americans to drink up! Water, that is.

On Thursday, the First Lady announced the initiative with the Partnership for a Healthier America and has garnered support from the beverage industry, media, government and entertainers such as Eva Longoria.

"Drink just one more glass of water a day and you can make a real difference for your health, your energy and the way you feel. So 'drink up' and see for yourself," Michelle said in a statement.

Bottled water companies such as Aquafina, Dasani, Evian, Nestle Pure Life and more have all hopped on board for the cause. Good Morning America, The View, Live With Kelly and Michael, Today and other talk shows are also backing Michelle in her initiative as hosts from morning to night will encourage viewers to introduce more water into their diet.

The campaign is not pushing a specific water brand or suggesting that people choose water over other beverages, it is simply encouraging Americans to drink more water. The official logo-- a blue water drop with the words "drink up" in white-- will be printed on millions of packages of bottled water, as well as individual water bottles and reusable bottles.

Are you drinking enough H2O? Check out these five tips to gulping down more of the good stuff.

Kick It Up A Notch: Flavor your water with slices of lemon, limes, cucumbers and more for a tasty twist to a typical glass of water.

By Your Side: If you always have water in your area, how can you miss out on drinking it? Keep a bottle of water at your desk, by your bed, in the car and other spaces to remind you to drink up!

Eat, Drink and Be Merry: Drink a glass of water with every meal. Not only will you be getting your daily intake, but taking sips in between bits of food will force you to slow down while eating and savor your meal.

Water Tracker: Keep track of you water intake. Doctors suggest that we should be drinking eight 8-ounce glasses every day. So write it down and watch the water add up.

(Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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