Hydration Hacks - how to keep hydrated the easy way
We all look forward to hot summer days, especially the freedom they bring to run and exercise outside in the sunshine. However, staying hydrated is important while enjoying and exercising in this lovely warm weather. Below we explore why staying hydrated is so important during the summer months and how WOW HYDRATE can help you.
On average we should drink six to eight large glasses of water every day to remain hydrated, but do we actually do that? It can be hard to keep track of our health when juggling work, home and exercise and staying hydrated can often be forgotten. Dehydration can have really significant health implications and when you're looking after your body, remember it needs plenty of electrolyte infused water to function at its best!
We are what we drink
Water is vital for our survival; we are made up of 70% water. This is why it is so important for us to drink electrolyte infused water and to keep our bodies hydrated, especially in the summer when we lose water due to sweating.
Hydration for healthHydration is vital for good health. It helps prevent us from developing headaches, becoming constipated and lethargic and it keeps our skin healthy.
It is also fairly easy to keep hydrated. Start and end the day with a glass of electrolyte infused water and cut down your consumption of caffeine and sugar, as they can both cause dehydration.
Signs of dehydration
Signs of dehydration you need to be aware of include dizziness, headaches, dark coloured urine and irritability. You can avoid dehydration by making sure that you drink at least two litres of water a day and more water on hot, sunny days.
Below are a few simple hydration hacks.
Drink on your breaksYou may drink endless cups of tea and coffee at work, but that's not enough to keep you properly hydrated. In fact, caffeine, found in tea as well as coffee, is a diuretic and makes the body urinate more. When on a bathroom break, make sure you grab a glass of electrolyte infused water on the way back to your desk. If you build hydration into your routine, it's far easier to remember to stay hydrated throughout your day.
Choose specialist hydration drinksIf you're in a rush or do not have time to make a post-workout shake, choose a specialist hydration drink like WOW HYDRATE sugar-free electrolyte infused water and vitamin water. Their patented push cap technology stores electrolytes, vitamins and a natural flavour, which is released when you're ready to drink. Low in calories, WOW HYDRATE is the perfect way to keep your body hydrated on the go.
Have a glass of water with another drinkIf you're drinking coffee, fruit juice or anything other than water, follow it with a glass of water to flush your system and boost those hydration levels.
Get creative in the kitchenIf you're bored with tap water, there are plenty of ways you can make things more interesting. Try freezing fruits like blueberries and pineapple chunks to add to your electrolyte infused water or infuser bottle for some fresh and healthy flavours.
Staying hydrated on the go
It's important to remember to keep on top of your hydration levels throughout the day, even if you don't have access to a kitchen. Pack a specialist hydration drink like WOW HYDRATE in your bag so it's always there when you need a boost.
How WOW HYDRATE drinks keep you hydratedWOW HYDRATE drinks have been specifically formulated to keep you hydrated as you work out under the sun. They include added electrolytes to keep your body in balance when you work out and when you sweat. They also feature added vitamins to boost energy and to refuel your body. Just as importantly, WOW HYDRATE tastes good and is available in a refreshing Lemon & Lime and Orange flavours.
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