Staying hydrated is always a good idea, but it’s very important to do so in this season (Summer) as the temperature starts to rise. What ever you may be spending your time doing this summer, from vacation to just hiking somewhere or even just doing an outdoor activity like riding your bike or walking.
Today I have some tips for you guys for how you can stay hydrated during the summer season.
Drink A Glass Of Water First Thing-
Every morning as it gets you a head start on your fluids. If you are struggling with this then turn drinking a glass of water first thing into a goal.
A great tip also is to leave water by your bedside to drink right after you wake up.
Make Sure You Have A Bottle-
Whether you buy a water bottle or you are reusing an old water bottle… JUST MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ONE! as you will want to be able to stay hydrated even when your not at home ( which for some is hardly ever) .
Drink While Active-
Make sure to drink your water whilst you do your workout, especially if you are doing the workout outside this summer.
Abandon Your Soda Drinks-
I know only my serious readers will take note of this but this will do you the world of good. You do not fill your car with ketchup for fuel do you? So why would you fill your own engine with soda? ( it de-hydrates you) .
In which case you wouldn’t have bothered to read up to this point if you wanted to be dehydrated as it defeats the whole reason why you are reading this!
If that still does not convince you… read this (Click Here)
More Than Water-
Eating your Fruits &Vegetables that are high in water content is great to stay hydrated. These foods include Watermelon, Cabbage, Spinach, Squash and citrus fruits, (Oranges, Lemons etc) and Strawberries.
Get Yourself A Journal-
Again I know only my serious readers will actually do this next tip. Make sure you know how much water you have had during the day.
Leaving it to your memory just leaves a high chance you will forget, the journal is there to remember with you jotting it down so you don’t have to (you can get on with your day without having to memorize it all).
How much though?–
Note: what is more important is just to drink, asking this question and then not drinking anything at all (which tends to happen a lot) is a very silly thing to do, so long as you are drinking water you either have to drink more or less (Plus actually have shot of being hydrated)
You should be drinking 6 to 9 glasses of water a day! (6 being the minimum and 9 the highest) I personally drink 8 glasses of water daily.. but depending on what I am doing ( Outdoor workout or just a hot day) I occasionally drink a 9th cup.
Another thing if you buy a 1.5ml bottle that is the equivalent of 6 cups of water. So as long as you finish the whole bottle by the end of the day you will definitely be hydrated.
Do I really need to say any more here.. REALLY? (De-hydration x3)
Consider Other Fluids-
Water really is king for staying hydrated. Take into consideration though You can still drink Tea, coffee, milk and soups The amount of caffeine in tea and coffee does not discount the fluid in them. Though why anybody would drink coffee of his or her own free will is beyond me!
Will keep you hydrated, excuses just de-hydrated (and annoying to the listener). Another good tip is to try all these tips for the next 30, 60 or 90 days.. It may seem like a lot of days, but I really feel this is enough time for you to adapt to this new way of drinking and staying hydrated daily.
Note: Yeah, you may need to go to the toilet more often than you are used to… there are pros and cons to everything as I am sure you are aware of. This is one of them for staying hydrated, get over it and either decided yes or no!
That’s it guys I really hope this helps.
So how much water do you drink anyway?
Let me know what tips you are most looking forward
To trying out?
Leave your comments below letting me know
Until next time Ciao 😀