Tips for Staying Hydrated This Summer

Up to 60% of our bodies are made up of water! Although the amount of water we should each be consuming in a day will vary depending on person, age, sex, activity level ETC it is important to make sure we are staying hydrated for a variety of reasons…

  • Improve energy
  • Aid in digestion
  • Helps lubricate joints
  • Deliver nutrients to cells
  • Keeps organs and muscles functioning properly

The list goes on!

Only about 20% of our hydration comes from food such as the fruits and vegetables we consume throughout the day. Here are some tips for staying hydrated this summer!

Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning- This gets your metabolism running and gives you an energy boost.

Use alarms or notifications to your advantage – Set a reminder on your phone to drink a glass of water every couple hours or create daily notifications to encourage you to drink more water!

Drink a glass of water before each meal – It will help you stay hydrated, help your body digest food better and help you feel full faster.

Add calorie-free flavoring – Try fruit or vegetable infusions in your water to make it more appealing. Prepare a jug in the refrigerator to infuse overnight to make filling your water bottle in the morning easier. Pick up a water bottle that has a built-in infusion basket for flavor on the go.

Set a daily goal – A simple daily goal and track it to encourage you as well as keep you accountable throughout the day.

Make it a challenge – Find a buddy that will help push you and keep you accountable! We are much more likely to create healthy habits and reach our goals when we have a good support system!