Beat the Heat…..Staying hydrated in summers is essential for one’s well-being.

Dehydration can cause fatigue, headaches and contribute to serious health problems like heat stroke if it is not addressed.
Here are some easy ways to keep yourself hydrated this summer:

 

1. Drink plenty of fluids

Many people have heard the common advice to drink eight glasses of water every day. While this is a good number to go off, a person should drink more or less according to their needs. Pay attention to your body and drink more if you feel thirsty, are getting headaches or feeling lightheaded.

You should drink water throughout the day, but any liquid counts toward your intake.

2. Eat your fluids too

Your craving for watermelon during the summer has its benefits. Fruits and vegetables with high water content can help you stay hydrated.

Watermelon, oranges, cucumbers, grapes and many other foods contain a lot of water. If you’re having a hard time drinking enough fluids, eating fruits and vegetables can be beneficial.

3. Don’t wait until you are thirsty

Don’t start drinking only when you begin to feel thirsty. Once you feel thirsty, you are already in the beginning stages of dehydration. The best way to stay hydrated is to space out your fluid intake throughout the day and drink before you feel like you need to.

4. Look out for No. 1

When it comes to being hydrated, it pays to look out for No. 1 — as in your urine. If your output is pale yellow, you are getting enough to drink. If it is dark yellow, you need to drink more. Your urine is one of the best indicators of whether you are getting enough to drink.

5. Pay attention to how much kids drink

Keeping kids hydrated can be difficult, especially as they get older. Give them something to drink with every meal and make sure they are drinking water when they play outside or exercise. Watch them for signs of dehydration and make sure they are getting the fluids they need.

6. Keep drinks cool and accessible

People tend to drink more when there are cold options available to them. Have cold pitchers of water or lemonade or coolers filled with ice and water when you are outdoors so there is always something for people to grab for refreshment.

7. Make drinks more enticing

Drinking water all day can get tiring, and people often crave something sweet. Change things up and drink low-calorie sports drinks, diluted fruit juice. Fill a pitcher with fresh fruit and ice water to add a little sweetness to the drink without too much extra sugar.

BENEFITS OF DRINKING LEMON JUICE EVERY DAY:
1. It promotes hydration
2. Easing Indigestion
3. It’s a good source of vitamin C
5. It improves your skin quality
5. It improves your skin quality
6. It improves your skin quality
7. It freshens your breath

Grabbing a cold, refreshing drink in the summer sounds wonderful, but getting enough to drink can be harder than you would think. Try to avoid wandering in a hot climate, wear a cap, apply sunscreen.
Wear cotton and light colored clothes. Plan ahead and pay attention to what you are drinking to make sure you stay well-hydrated.