If it feels like you’ve been waiting all year for summer ... well the sun is out and we’re ready to for all those outdoor picnics, beautiful hikes, and perfect pool afternoons that we dreamed about all winter. But as the summer began with really high temperatures, you’ll need to pay more attention to one important aspect of your health: your hydration.
We all know how important hydration is to our health, but how do we increase our water intake without feeling water-logged?
1. Make sure you drink regularly
It’s important that you drink a lot, but it’s even more important that you drink regularly! Don’t drink when you feel thirsty – than it’s too late already. If you drink few sips every half an hour your body will stay properly hydrated all day long.
2. Get yourself a pretty reusable water bottle
Single use plastic bottles are so last year and besides that they harm the environment too. Get yourself a BPA-free or glass reusable water bottle, keep it nearby all the time and you’ll be much more likely to drink more water during the day. Find our top picks HERE.
3. Infuse with flavour
If you sometimes feel bored of drinking only water all the time, make it fun and yummy. Choose your favourite fresh fruits and make a refreshing infused water, without any added artificial sweeteners. We suggest you limes, lemons, berries, … You can find recipes for our favourite infused waters HERE (Pineapple Ginger Delight) and HERE (Cucumber Mint).
4. Eat your way to hydration
Most of your daily hydration comes from drinking water, but the good news is that you can get hydrated by eating specific foods too. All whole fruits and vegetables contain water, but the ones for maximum benefits are:
cucumbers (97% water)
tomatoes (96% water)
watermelon (92% water)
spinach and strawberries (91% water)
grapefruit (90% water)