A tall glass of icy cold lemonade, freshly squeezed orange juice or even a bottle of cold water can seem like a form of heaven on earth on a hot summer’s day! With temperatures soaring in the summer months, it is very important for you to stay hydrated so that you can avoid the effects of dehydration. Simply feeling thirsty is in itself an initial sign of dehydration! In the summer months you tend to indulge in a lot of outdoor activities such as biking, camping, and trekking among many others. The combination of physical exercise and high temperatures makes staying hydrated an even more pressing concern!
Take note of these simple, routine ways of staying hydrated!
What better way to stay hydrated than by indulging in a bowl brimming with chilled water based fruits such as watermelon and citrus fruits! These fruits are not only delicious, with distinct textures and flavors, but also help you to stay hydrated.
If the idea of having to drink water all the time bores you, add a little flavor to your water to stay hydrated! A few slices of lemon, cucumber or herbal ice tea are great ways to ensure that you drink enough water in the summer months to keep yourself fresh and hydrated.
Instead of chugging down a whole bottle of water in one go, keep a bottle of water handy and take small sips throughout the day! If you are staying indoors, keep a jug full of lemonade or a water bottle nearby, and keep sipping throughout the day!
Other fluids such as fortified soy beverages, 100% vegetable juices, and 1% and 2% milk will also help you to stay hydrated!
Often when we are at our thirstiest, we crave our favorite soft drink when in actuality water is the real thirst quencher. Soft drinks will do you no good and you will still feel the need to have water to stay hydrated.
Did you know that water is required for the normal functioning of the body? When the body goes into a state of dehydration you can suffer from dry lips, headaches, dizziness, fainting, strongly smelling and darkly colored urine, faster heart rate and low blood pressure. Why ruin your summer fun by falling prey to dehydration? Be smart about your fluid intake, and follow these simple tips to stay hydrated and fresh at all times!