How to Stay Hydrated in the Summer


We’ve all been there. It’s really easy to get dehydrated not to mention sunburn come summertime. These are issues to be wary of year-round, but they’re particularly tricky in warmer weather. Staying hydrated in the heat can be more challenging than in cooler temperatures because we lose a significant amount of fluid through our skin in the form of sweat. Below are tips on ways in which you can stay hydrated this summer.

  1. Invest in a new water bottle: Having water on hand is one way to ensure you’ll remember to drink it. So keeping a refillable bottle handy is a good idea. Go for something that is BPA free which can keep your water insulated and cold for hours.
  2. Water and Dine: Remember too drink a glass of water with every meal and snack. Build a routine so that every time you eat, you drink water as well.
  3. Infuse your Water: If you find plain water uninspiring or downright hard to drink, try making infused water by adding a sliced fruit, fresh herbs, cucumber slices, lemons, and berries to your water to give it a bit of flavor and color.
  4. Eat Fruit: Most fruits and vegetables contain a good amount of water. Eat water-rich foods such as cucumber, watermelon, strawberries, tomatoes and zucchini. Fresh fruits like the ones mentioned here also provide dietary fiber.
  5. Make Ice Popsicle: Make water based Popsicle with fruits or vegetables inside. This is a good way to have a cold treat while staying hydrated as well. It counts towards your daily fluid intake.
  6. Try DIY Smoothies: Start the day by making homemade smoothie packed with nutrient. This a great way to start the day by getting in extra fluids through it which also counts as a breakfast meal.
  7. Track your water intake: Try setting reminders or an alarm on your phone to help you track your daily water intake.

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