5 Ways To Stay Hydrated This Summer

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5 Ways To Stay Hydrated This Summer

With summer in full swing it’s an important time to maintain your hydration levels. Water is so important for our bodies and we couldn’t survive without it! Not only does it regulate our body temperature, it also removes harmful toxins from our body by flushing away waste through urination and perspiration. By drinking water regularly you’re giving your kidney and liver a helping hand to flush out the unwanted toxicity. Did you know it also carries valuable nutrients throughout our body? 92% of our blood is water, and it carries both oxygen and nutrition!

It was reported that a staggering 60% of the population drink LESS than one glass of water a day, and that’s not nearly enough! As an adult you should be aiming to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, which means a lot of us are severely dehydrated and that’s a problem. Dehydration causes the brain to shrink and can be the trigger for migraines, lethargy and tiredness. If you work in an office environment, staring at a computer screen for the most part of your day, it’s vital that you keep your fluid levels topped up for concentration and productivity.

If you find you struggle to keep your hydration levels up, perhaps you simply forget or you don’t enjoy the taste of water, then the following tips should help you on your way to a healthier, hydrated, you!

  1. Jazz up your water

Water doesn’t have to be straight from the tap and into a glass. Have a little bit of fun with your drinks, why not try adding your favourite fruits such as strawberries and limes to your water to give it a zesty kick? Or for a spa-like refreshing drink, add some cucumber! There are lots of possibilities, and you can even buy bottles for on-the-go that allow you to infuse fruit into your water!

  1. Carry a water bottle

Sounds simple but quite often we do forget, so make an alert on your phone to remind you in the mornings to fill up a bottle of water to take out with you. I personally use a Bobble bottle as it also filters the water removing any loose carbon.

  1. Download an app

There’s pretty much an app for everything these days! So download one such as Daily Water Free to keep a counter of how much water you’re drinking, there’s also a reminder to let you know when you need to top up! Useful huh?

  1. Set yourself goals

I find if I have something to work towards, I produce better results. So start off with a realistic goal, so if you’re drinking one glass of water a day now, why not try increasing it to 4-5 and then eventually work up to your recommending 8 glasses a day.

  1. Use a water cooler

Now there’s nothing wrong with tap water but if you prefer your water nicely chilled then why not invest in a watercooler? You can opt for a bottled water cooler which means you buy your water as and when you go through it!

You can also supplement your diet with foods that have a high water content such as watermelon, oranges and celery as these will also increase your water intake. Just remember, stay hydrated, stay happy and enjoy your summer!

Tilly-Jayne Kidman
She is a UK based fashion & lifestyle blogger and now currently work for fitness & wellness centre The DVCC. When she isn't working or blogging she usually looking after three house bunnies or looking at holidays.
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  1. Kari says:

    I always tell my dad to drink more water, and he always tells me that he is – it’s in the pepsi. I’m surprised that he hasn’t been to the hospital for deyhdration, but I’m not suprised at all the symptoms he gets from obviously not drinking enough water. For him, staying hydrated is not an option. I have no idea why he hates water so much.