Tips For Staying Hydrated This Summer

Tips For Staying Hydrated This Summer

If drinking more water has made it onto your list of goals for the summer, then you’ve come to the right place. Getting into the habit of drinking water on the daily doesn’t need to be hard, and with our helpful (and tasty) tips, you can make staying hydrated this summer an absolute breeze. They’re quick and easy, and better still, the kids will love them too. 

So read on to discover new ways to make drinking water your new favorite activity!

Discover the Magic of Infused Water

Infused water is going to be the trend of the summer — like it was last year and will likely be next year too because it’s delicious! Simply popping some berries, herbs, citrus fruits or other ingredients into your glass, reusable bottle or water jug will add a healthy hit of flavor to every sip.

Some of our favorite infused water combinations include:

  • Sliced strawberries with muddled raspberries and blueberries. Add a sprig of rosemary for a tasty twist.
  • Sliced lemon, lime and orange with a few mint leaves.
  • Pineapple chunks, mango slices and a basil leaf or two.
  • Cubes of watermelon and a basil leaf.
  • Slices of ginger root and a few slices of lemon.

The premier part is, you can make your infused water ahead of time, grabbing your bottle on the way out the door to help you stay hydrated this summer wherever you are.

Hydration Stations at Your Next Summer Bash

Whether you’re the one hosting a BBQ or gathering, or have been asked to bring something along, a hydration station will be an absolute hit. All you need to do is set up a table or dedicated space for a few jugs or water dispensers, and fill them up with your favorite hydrating drinks. They’re easy to make ahead of time, meaning you can take them with you or have them set up while you prepare for your guests to arrive. Just make sure to leave enough space for ice.

Making healthy, hydrating drinks easily accessible and visually appealing will help both you and your guests drink more water. Plus, by infusing the water with some of the recipes above, or even making iced tea with some tea bags and lemon slices, you can assure those jugs will be empty in no time. Talk about a delicious and fun way to stay hydrated this summer!

Embrace the Chill with Icy Beverages

Nothing beats taking a sip of an icy cold drink on a hot summer’s day. While keeping a jug of chilled herbal tea or even cold brew in the fridge will help you stay hydrated at home, what about when you’re out and about? The solution is an insulated reusable cup and a twist on the old ice cube.

Freezing fruit is a great way to infuse your water while making sure it’s icy cold. Bigger berries and slices of fruit tend to stay frozen for longer, but even some simple frozen lemon, lime or orange slices will be absolute perfection. You can even pop some smaller berries in your regular ice cube trays to throw in as well for a cute way to freshen up your drink. 

Track Your Intake with Tech and Tools

For people who are always near their phone or use a smart watch, using technology to stay on top of your summer hydration can be a real game changer. There are countless apps that track your water consumption, letting you track every glass or bottle you drink. Some even let you invite friends and family to turn it into a fun competition.

One of the premier parts about these apps is they often let you set up a reminder to drink if it’s been a while. You can choose how regularly you’d like the reminder, working to your schedule. It can be helpful for those busy days where you get to the end of the day and realize you haven’t taken a sip!

Understand Your Body’s Hydration Cues

Did you know if you feel thirsty it’s likely you’re already dehydrated? Being aware of your body and when you haven’t had water in a while is a good way to stay hydrated this summer. This is why always having a drink bottle nearby or a reusable cup you can keep topped up will help you have water within arm’s reach at all times. You’ll feel better for that little extra effort, helping you stay cool and hydrated in these warmer months.

The premier part about staying hydrated is the way it makes you feel. Staying hydrated this summer will be a snap now you have these handy, delicious tips. Happy sipping!

Published by: Nelly Chavez

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