Who doesn't love a summertime dip in the water? While people don't need a reason to jump into the pool, they often tend to overlook water consumption. Did you know your body is made up of 70% water? Every tissue, cell, and organ in your body needs water to function. The body requires an adequate amount of water to maintain temperature, remove waste, and lubricate joints. During the summer months, you sweat more, which puts you at a higher risk of impaired performance. Low water levels in the body, can make you dizzy, develop headaches, and lose focus. Not enough hydration during the summer can also be more severe and may lead to heat strokes.
Ways To Increase Your Water Intake During Summer
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1. Carry Water Bottle
The easiest way to up your water intake every day is by carrying a water bottle wherever you go. Carry a stainless steel water bottle that comes insulated, to keep water cold during peak summer heat. Stainless steel bottles are also easy to clean but plastic can be lighter to carry. Add a bottle strap to the neck and tag it along with you.
2. Set Alarm
In case you are someone who forgets to drink water, set alarms to remind you to drink water every hour or to. It will ensure that you don't forget to drink water for longer periods even if you are preoccupied.
3. Drink Water Before A Meal
Before you sit down to eat a meal, don't forget to drink a glass of water. Keep a gap of 15 minutes between drinking water and starting the meal. This will ensure that you drink at least 3 glasses of water. It also eases the digestion process.
4. Start Your Day With Water
When you wake up after a good night's sleep, your body is always a little dehydrated after those 6 to 8 hours of not drinking any. A glass of water will not only provide you with hydration but will also make you feel refreshed. Instead of room temperature, go for warm water as it helps with improving metabolism and clears your gut. You can follow it up with a glass of coconut water.
5. Fruit Infused Water
Bored of regular water? Infuse the water with fresh and seasonal fruits like summer berries, pineapple, lemon, peach, mango as well as ginger and mint leaves. Water will become delicious without any addition of artificial sweeteners, so no need to worry about gaining extra calories.
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