The summer-time is upon us and it has brought issues that we need to be wary of year-round. We tend to lose significant amount of fluids from our body via sweating during summer. Experts advice that men should intake nearly 3.7 litres of water while women should aim for 2.7 litres per day, while in general you must drink at least 8 cups of water.
What’s the whole fuss about hydration you ask? Well, your bowel movements, stability of body temperature, filtration of waste products, reducing the risk of kidney stones and many such other bodily functions need a lot of fluids to get them going. You surely don’t want to risk that.
Here are some tricks and ways you can make sure you are incorporating fluids in your daily routine.
1. Natural fluids via fruits and veggies
Drinking water does get boring but there are many delicious summer foods that you can indulge in like watermelons, cucumbers, grapes, strawberries, spinach, peppers; basically, we are asking you to eat your H2O.
2. Drink herbal tea cooler
You can drink your tea throughout the day because hot or cold tea is packed with antioxidants. But make sure you go for unsweetened versions of herbal tea, green tea, black tea, fruit flavoured, lemon tea etc.
3. Coconut water is a long way to go
Coconut water is packed with electrolytes and leaves you feeling refreshed. Pick a freshly cut coconut and sip away to glory. It does have fewer calories but don’t pick the packaged coconut water as they have processed sugar and flavours.
4. Track your urine
Yes! You read that right. We are often occupied with our work that we forget to check if our body is getting hydrated. Thus, watch out for your urine when it is dark yellow in colour as that is the sign that your body needs more fluids.
5. Let the apps do it for you
The smartphones have definitely made our lives easier, with water tracking apps one can make sure they are having enough water on regular intervals of the day without forgetting because your app will remind you with a notification/alarm.