Summertime and the living is easy, while you stay hydrated and wearing sunscreen, of course!
Water is an essential part of our lives. It’s good for our bodies and mind, too. Everything in our bodies depends on optimal hydration, from hormone balance to organ function. In the summer, chances to get dehydrated increase as temperatures rise.
So, how much water did you drink today?
Here are a few cool ways to stay hydrated backed by nutritionists.
Drink Water at Room Temperature
Apparently, drinking water at room temperature, it’s more hydrating than cold water. But why?
Our bodies might need extra energy to bring cold water to a temperature it can absorb. And that can result in water loss (such a shame, right?).
FACT: icy water can cause the blood vessels in the stomach to contract slightly, slowing hydration.
Try to Compensate More for Caffeine and Alcohol
Both caffeine and alcohol are considered diuretics. That means you’ll need to urinate a bit more, losing more fluid. And we sure don’t want such a thing, especially in the summer.
TIP: one glass of wine equals one glass of water (same or more for coffee).
Individualize Your Daily Intake
“Drink between half and an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh every day,” advises us Kimberly Snyder, Los Angeles-based nutritionist.
Also, as a general rule of thumb, women need about 1.7 litres of water daily, while men, about 3.7 litres.
Carry a Water Bottle With You
Carrying a reusable water bottle will do you so much good, and you’ll also support the environment!
TIP: fill all your water bottles to monitor your progress throughout the day.
You should start seeing the water bottles as a reminder that you must drink water! Remember that in the summer, our bodies need more support as chances to get dehydrated are higher.