It’s summertime and that means many people are looking for ways to stay hydrated. Staying hydrated during the summer is just as important as staying hydrated in the winter, but it can be a little bit more difficult because of the hot weather. The following article will provide you with 9 tips on how to stay properly hydrated this summer!
For you to stay hydrated this summer you need to monitor your water intake along with the activities you have in the day, exercising and partying do dehydrate your body.
To ensure you’re staying hydrated, measure your daily fluid consumption. Try to drink a glass of water with every meal and have at least one other glass of liquid before going to bed each night. Don’t forget about the importance of drinking extra fluids on days when you exercise or are hotter than usual outside!
How much water should I take a day?
Men need to drink about 13 cups of fluids a day while women need around nine.
Aim for drinking half your body weight in ounces, or 64 oz., each day.
How should I hydrate?
You can enjoy water any way you would like, with ice cubes, lemon and lime slices, juice mixes, and more!
Drink plenty of liquids, aim for 64 ounces per day which is eight tall glasses over 24 hours; this includes coffee, tea, diet sodas, and fruit juices in addition to plain tap water. If you want an estimate of how much your body needs during summertime leave it below in the comment section because some people may need more as they sweat more due to heat than others would be needed if were cooler.
Keep cold water in the refrigerator for easy access.
Buy a reusable water bottle to carry with you and fill up at drinking fountains or when you’re on the go; this is more ecofriendly than buying bottled drinks all of the time! Plus, many cities now offer free public filtered water stations that are both healthy and refreshing to use throughout your day. Find out if there’s one near where you work or live so that you can take advantage of these awesome resources.
Tips for staying hydrated in the summer:
Add some lemon slices to help make plain tap waters taste better; it’ll also give them an added health boost as well since lemons have natural detoxification properties. It’ll be even tastier if a squeeze of fresh citrus is squeezed into a tall glass of ice water.
Add some fresh cucumbers to your water for an even more refreshing flavor! This is especially great in the summertime since it’s one way to cool down and stay hydrated while you’re on the go.
If there are fruit trees around where you live, then consider picking up fallen fruits from time to time and keeping these as part of your daily drinks; they’ll give your body plenty of natural sugars that will help keep things running smoothly throughout hot days outside or long workdays inside. Plus, they taste amazing too:)
Make sure that at least half of what you drink has electrolytes like citrus juices, coconut water, or other beverages that contain some sort of sugar. Sugar is a key component in keeping your body’s balance, so it’s important to keep that in mind when you’re looking for the perfect summer drink.
Consider adding some watermelon or honeydew into your fruit smoothies if they don’t have enough sweetness on their own; both types are loaded with glucose and fructose which help regulate blood pressure as well as cool down muscle tissue.
Keep an eye out for local farmers’ markets – there might be fresh picked berries to be had! These can work great in drinks like yogurt slushies (made by blending frozen bananas, blueberries, blackberries) or even just mixed together with plain Greek yogurt and ice cubes. The best part about this
Sports drinks are great for keeping up electrolytes during the summer heat because they replace salts lost through sweat or excrement (like potassium). But keep in mind that sports drinks typically contain high amounts of sugar so if you’re watching what you eat, be mindful of how much liquid candy/sports drink mix you consume.
You can also make sure to replenish with fruit juice or coconut water as well as other types of blended juices such as fresh banana slices mixed into milk which provides just enough carbs and protein plus rehydrating fluid to keep you going.
A few other ideas for staying well hydrated in the summer are to drink tea, iced coffee and herbal teas such as ginger or peppermint – these drinks have a diuretic effect on your body which helps with breaking down fluids and also reduces bloating. Note: if you’re pregnant then black or green tea is safe to drink while others should be avoided because of their potential effects on baby development (just consult with your doctor).
Are juices as hydrating as plain water?
Juices do contain electrolytes and minerals but are less hydrating than plain water. So it’s better to get enough water.
but if you don’t like water as it is here are some tips on that:
Add fruits such as berries, cucumbers, citrus fruit like oranges and lemons for flavor without adding too much sugar or calories into your body (berries, in particular, have high levels of antioxidants which can improve moods).
Drink a glass of water before you start cooking or eating, it will help make sure your hydration is back up to par after the process has taken its toll on you!
Consider drinking more low-calorie beverages that get their sweetness from natural sources such as honey rather than drinks containing artificial sweeteners which may contribute to weight gain.