Photo credit: Ryan HydeAccording to the Mayo Clinic, severe dehydration can cause serious health effects such as dizziness, confusion, and low blood pressure. When temperatures are at an all-time high, it’s vital to be sure you’re getting the fluids you need. This is easier said than done. From a crazy day at work to running the kids around, we can get so preoccupied that we forget to drink the proper amount of water. We’re listing a few solutions that will help you easily incorporate more H20 into your daily routine.
Bring a water bottle with you everywhere you goIf it’s there, you’ll drink it! Take a bottle of water with you in the car, into meetings, in the grocery store, and you’ll be unconsciously taking sips throughout your day. If it’s easier, have a designated water bottle for your home, a separate one at your office, and one for your purse. This way you won’t keep leaving it places, and you’ll always have one at arm’s reach.
Pre-portion your waterHaving trouble getting enough water throughout the day? Purchase a large water bottle that contains your water goal for the day. That way you can easily track how much water you’ve had to drink—plus you don’t have to be constantly filling your water bottle up!
Warm water with lemonIs water not your absolute favorite thing to drink? Try heating it up, adding a slice of lemon, and sipping it like tea. This is easy to incorporate while watching TV or reading a book at night. If you’re looking to cut out caffeine, we recommend replacing your usual cup of Joe with warm water and lemon.
Add fruit and herbsTake your hydration to the next level by adding fruits and herbs to your cup or bottle! Infused water helps cleanse your body of toxins, flush fat, support liver and kidney health, and jump-start your metabolism. Check out our favorite recipes here.
Always order a glass of waterWhenever you’re at a restaurant, always order a glass of water. Even if you are ordering a separate beverage, you’ll be able to also sip on some water throughout your meal. These little tricks will help you stay hydrated, without much change to your daily routine!
We’d love to hear how you’re staying hydrated this summer in the comments below!