Tips to Stay Hydrated This SummerJune 21, 2021
Whether you’re spending your summer inside or outdoors, water is an important part of every person’s diet. Proper hydration helps give your body what it needs to carry out important functions and keeps you feeling your best. Here are five tips to help your body stay hydrated this summer.
1. Drink Plenty of Water
In order to stay hydrated, your body needs water. Different people need different amounts of water each day based on factors like their sex, weight and levels of physical activity. It can be hard to make sure you’re drinking enough water, but there are different things you can do to help yourself. By carrying around a water bottle wherever you go and setting a timer for when to drink from it, you can prevent yourself from forgetting to drink water and make sure you are getting enough throughout the day.
2. Eat Food with High Water Content
While most of people’s hydration comes from drinks, food can also help hydrate the body. By choosing foods with high water content, you can help make sure your body is getting enough water. Some examples of these foods are celery, cucumbers, strawberries and watermelon.
3. Avoid Drinks that Work Against Dehydration
Not all drinks will work to hydrate your body. In fact, some have the opposite effect. Drinks that can work against dehydration include alcoholic beverages, tea, soda and coffee. Being aware of what drinks you are putting in your body can help give you a better idea on whether or not you’re keeping yourself hydrated.
4. Know the Signs of Dehydration
When your body is becoming dehydrated, there will be symptoms to let you know you need more water. Some signs of dehydration include headaches, darker or decreased urination, a dry mouth or skin, tiredness and cramps. Understanding how your body reacts to dehydration will let you know when your body needs more water.
5. Be Aware of When Your Body is Losing Water
How fast your body loses water can depend on where you are and what you’re doing. Whenever your body is sweating, it is losing water. This means that you are more likely to lose water when out in the sun or participating in a physical activity. Additionally, things like vomiting or diarrhea can contribute to dehydration. Whenever you know that your body is losing water, you should replace what was lost by drinking more water. Staying hydrated is important because it helps keep the body healthy.
Kinetico San Antonio cares about the health of its customers and encourages everyone to use these tips to stay hydrated over the summer. For any of your water system needs this summer, schedule an appointment with Kinetico San Antonio.