5 Fresh Tips for Staying Hydrated This Summer
As temperatures continue to rise this summer, so does the importance of staying hydrated.
Build and maintain good drinking habits and make sure you’re getting enough water with these helpful tips.
1. Always carry a water bottle
Get yourself a reusable water bottle and make a habit to always keep it within arms reach. Having a water bottle on hand will allow you to fuel up with fluids regularly, before thirst sets in.
2. Spice things up with flavor
If you find it difficult or boring to drink plain water all the time, try adding slices of fruit for natural flavoring. Strawberries, cucumbers and lemon are all great options when making your own fruit-infused water.
3. Track your water intake
Using reminders throughout the day can help you stay hydrated and make sure you don’t forget to drink enough. Try setting an alarm on your phone or use an app such as waterlogged to help you remember when it is time to hydrate.
4. Eat your water
Increase your H2O intake by adding more water-filled fruits and vegetables to your meals and snacks. Oranges, iceberg lettuce, zucchini and grapefruit all have a high water content and pack a hydrating punch.
5. Start your day with a glass of water
Overnight, your body becomes dehydrated. Make it part of your morning routine to start the day by hydrating with a glass of water, which also helps stimulate digestion, increase metabolism and improve circulation.