Hydration in the Summer, Part II


Continued from Part I ...

4. Always bring...

Water, that's it. Keep a reusable bottle on your desk, in the car, on the bedside table, or wherever it is needed. Having water at hand is one way to make sure you do not forget to drink it.

5. Drink flavored water

If it is difficult and boring to drink plain water, try flavoring your water. Add chopped lemons, cucumbers, fruits and herbs to your water to refresh it. You can find special water bottles with a built-in juicer, but you can also just fill a jar or a glass with flavors that you love.

6. Add some juice

We do not recommend drinking fruit juices and fresh juices because they have lots of empty calories and too much sugar. But it's a good idea to add a little juice to a large glass of water and you can find it much more moisturizing than just pure water.

7. Add a pinch of salt

This sounds a little illogical, but many people who have difficulty staying hydrated find that adding a pinch of salt to the water helps them. Most electrolyte sports drinks contain a little salt, so this has a similar effect, without all the added sugar and the high price.

8. Drink herbal teas

Just like flavored water, herbal teas are a great way to stay hydrated, while enjoying the taste. Make yourself cold herbal tea to cool off and hydrate at the same time, especially on hot days.

9. Jump start your day with a large glass of water

Since you have not drunk water during the night and you lose it through sweating and breathing, it is advisable to drink a large glass of water when you wake up even before your morning coffee or tea.

10. Enjoy a liquid breakfast

Smoothies and smoothie bowls are a great way to achieve your daily hydration.