As the temperature rises and the summer vibes kick in, it’s crucial to prioritize hydration for a healthy and energized you. This past month, Phoenix experienced record-setting temperatures of 110º or hotter for 31 days straight. You don’t want to let the effects of the summer heat wear you down.
Here are some simple ways to keep your body hydrated throughout the day:
1️⃣ Sip, Sip, Sip: Carry a water bottle with you everywhere you go. Sip regularly to replenish fluids and quench your thirst.
Dr. Connie emphasizes that water is the most important nutrient in our body. Our lean body mass contains 70 – 75% water and is critical to performance and survival. “In dry weather like Arizona, you may not notice you’re perspiring since your sweat evaporates in the dry heat. You can actually lose water faster. Also, don’t forget to use your sunscreen to avoid skin damage and future skin cancer. Wear a hat, long sleeve cool shirts. Stay protected!”
2️⃣ Infuse with Flavor: Add a burst of refreshing taste by infusing your water with slices of citrus fruits, berries, or cucumber. It’s a delicious and hydrating twist!
3️⃣ Snack on Hydrating Foods: Enjoy water-rich fruits and veggies like watermelon, cucumber, oranges, and strawberries. They’re not only tasty but also help keep you hydrated.
4️⃣ Set Reminders: Busy days can make us forget to drink enough water. Set reminders on your phone or use hydration tracking apps to stay on top of your water intake.
5️⃣ Hydrate with Healthy Beverages: Besides water, opt for hydrating beverages like herbal teas, coconut water, and fresh fruit juices (without added sugars).
Remember, staying hydrated is essential for maintaining energy levels, promoting proper digestion, and supporting overall well-being. Take care of yourself this summer and keep your hydration game strong.
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