How To Hydrate Yourself During Summer
Summertime is back with a vengeance and temperatures are on the rise in Northern India. This is a great time to head out for a day on the water whether you’re at your own pool or boating on a local lake. No matter what you do outside this summer, make sure to stay hydrated and to keep water on you whenever possible.
Get a big water bottle.
If you invest in a refillable water bottle, you’ll always be able to take water with you wherever you go. You can find bottles with time markers on the side to help you keep track of your daily water intake. You can fill it up and head out for the day and not have to worry about stopping to buy water or another drink.
Eat more fruits and veggies.
You don’t always have to drink water to stay hydrated. Fruits and certain vegetables contain a lot of water and will keep you hydrated while you’re in the sun. Watermelon, lettuce, grapes and other fruits and nonstarchy veggies are good choices to keep dehydration from sneaking up on you in the summer.
Sip on fruit smoothies.
Maybe you don’t want to eat a bunch of fruit and vegetables every day. That’s okay — drink them instead. Making fruit and green smoothies is a great way to get your daily allowance of vitamins and minerals while also increasing your hydration levels. Not only are you adding hydrating fruits to the smoothie but also plenty of ice.
Drink plain coconut water.
Coconuts contain a lot of potassium and electrolytes to help keep you hydrated. It’s good for relieving muscle aches and cramps and doesn’t contain any fat. It does, however, contain a lot of calories, so you might not want to substitute coconut water for regular water. If you plan to drink coconut water, buy the plain kind.