Water is such an important element for our body. It’s essential for biochemical reactions, supplying nutrients to the body, maintaining blood circulation, and regulating the body temperature. It aids in digestion, prevents constipation, cushions joints, stabilizes the heartbeat, and protects vital organs and tissues.
Getting enough water every day is such an important task for keeping your body running properly. Your body needs more water in the summer or on hotter days and that’s why it’s important to stay hydrated in these hotter days. These are different ways you can stay hydrated during the summer.
This seems like the easiest thing to say but while we are busy going around doing our thing we kind of forget to drink water and that’s how we end up being dehydrated.
Start by drinking a cup each morning you wake up the morning. Have another after a meal. A cup of two after working out. Keep a bottle with you at all times!
Know signs of dehydration
Understanding the signs of dehydration will help you fight serious dehydration. Ask yourself questions like does my skin get dry or sensitive? Do i feel tired or fatigued? These are common signs of dehydration. Some other signs may include muscle cramping, rapid breathing, and fainting. The simple solution is to consume more water but you can also look for other over-the-counter medicine to quickly get your body back from dehydration.
Avoid alcohol, sugary drinks, and caffeine.
Of course, these are also liquids but there are some liquids that do more harm than cure. These liquids will just make you more dehydrated. These liquids can be beer, wine, liquors, soda, lemonade, energy drinks, coffee, and also tea.
If you are bored of drinking water then you can opt to eat watery fruits like watermelon cucumbers, celery, tomatoes, radishes, peppers, cauliflower, watermelon, spinach, strawberries, broccoli, and grapefruit to keep yourself hydrated.
Proper hydration is not just about drinking water. It is also about regulating your body temperature. During summer when there is a risk of a heat stroke opt for looser fitting clothes, wear light-colored clothing, protect yourself with a hat and sunglasses, schedule physical activities during the cooler parts of the day and take drink breaks between activities.
Consider a probiotic Our bodies are home to good and bad bacteria. Probiotics are living microorganisms found in yogurt and other cultured foods that help to improve the bacteria growth in your body. Taking a probiotic will improve your body’s overall health, improve your immune system, and improves digestion allowing your body to absorb all the good nutrients from the food that you eat. Probiotics also help with several conditions like dehydration as well!