Summer is here and your days will be filled with warm temperatures and fun summer activities which come along with the need to alter your diet to compensate for an increase in heat and fun! As you change your diet to incorporate foods you enjoy eating in the summer, don’t forget one vital ingredient, water. Heat, exercise, and summer days can take a toll on your bodies’ ability to stay hydrated. Dehydration can have devastating effects on your body as well as get in the way of your summer fun. Here are a few tips and tricks as to how to stay hydrated throughout the summer.
Drink. Drink. Drink.
When the summer sun is beating down, and you're feeling the warmth don’t forget to have a beverage by your side. There are many drinks that will keep you hydrated, but it’s important that when you are having fun outdoors to be choosing beverages that will keep you going all day long instead of filling you with sugar and leading you to an energy crash later. Some healthy summer beverage options include sports drinks, juice, smoothies, coconut water, milk, and most of all water. Eight ounces of water per day is the average recommendation for drinking water, so on warm summer days try drinking a little more than normal to make sure you are staying hydrated.
Watermelon, Strawberries, Cucumbers, and more!
Not only can water and other beverages keep you hydrated there are a variety of foods that can keep your body ready to have fun in the summer sun. Many fruits and vegetables contain quite a bit of water and are easily added to your diet on a warm day to keep your body cool and hydrated. Some of these fruits and vegetables include watermelon, celery, strawberries, cucumber, lettuce, butternut squash and more. Don’t rely solely on these fruits and veggies to keep hydrated but they are a healthy and tasty addition to your summer diet.
Dehydration Warning Signs
Although staying on top of your hydration can be made simple by incorporating the previously mentioned foods and beverages into your summer diet, it’s still important to know the warning signs of dehydration and how to treat it. Symptoms of dehydration include feeling faint or dizzy, dry mouth, headache, dark urine, and more. If you or a friend experience these symptoms take a break from the sun and rehydrate.
As summer sticks around don’t forget to keep drinking and staying hydrated so you can continue to enjoy the nice warm weather and spend time outdoors with your friends and family. InterHealth wants you to be ready for any season. If you are interested in learning more about InterHealth products, head to our website to find out about a variety of health supplements that can keep your body on track for every season. For additional questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy the summer and stay hydrated!