4 Tips on Hydrating Your Summer
With increased summer temperatures and outdoor activities comes increased water loss.
Water is the most important, but often forgotten nutrient.
Dehydration is when more water is moving out of your body than going in. This can cause tiredness, extreme thirst, and muscle aches. Summer heat can take more water from us than we may realize or expect, so staying hydrated is super important!
Carry Water With You Through Your Daily Routine
Whether it’s refreshing water or another drink, having your beverage by your side throughout the day will help remind you to stay hydrated and make it a habit. Having the bottle visible will be a good reminder through the day to continue to drink water.
Remember to Continue Drinking While Active
Remember to drink fluids throughout the course of your exercise. This is especially important if you are working out in the summer heat. Drink a full glass of water before exercise is important, and you should make sure to drink another glass every half hour.
Drink Before You’re Thirsty
As soon as you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. That is why the above steps are so important, to make a routine of drinking water out of habit, not out of thirst. Consistently drinking water will help avoid thirst quenching situations.