4 Awesome Tips To Deal With Summer Heat!

1. Take breaks under the shade to cool off

If you plan on spending most of your time outside, try to get out of the sun throughout the day. Go to the nearest store or shopping center to cool off when it’s scorching hot outside!

2. Wear loose, light colored clothing

Wearing tight fitted dark colored clothing can absorb heat and restrict proper air flow.  Try your best to wear cotton material which is great for absorbing moisture easily. Don’t forget about wearing accessories like hats and sunglasses for added protection from the sun!

3. Lower floors of buildings

Heat rises, so higher floors of buildings or homes are normally warmer than lower floors. If possible, sleep on the ground floor or basement for a cooler environment. Covering windows with drapes and shades can help reduce indoor heat as well.

4. Limit intake of soda and alcohol

Soda and alcoholic beverages can have a dehydrating effect. If it’s unavoidable, alternate with drinking sips of water here and there to help reduce dehydration.

5 Easy Ways To Drink More Water and Stay Hydrated!

Summer is here folks! The weather is starting to heat up and we need to make sure we’re staying hydrated so we won’t pass out!

If you don’t like drinking water or need to increase your water intake, check out these helpful tips to get you on track!

1. Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

You can keep your body hydrated by consuming fruits and veggies that contain 85 percent or more water. Even though fruits are great sources of water, they’re also high in sugar and can have unwanted calories if you eat too many.

Veggies with high water content:

-cucumber

-celery

-radishes

-tomatoes

-cauliflower

-spinach

-broccoli

Fruits with high water content (eat in moderation)

-watermelon

-strawberries

-oranges

-grapefruit

-kiwi

-cantaloupe

Here is a list of more fruits and veggies with high water content:

Fruits/Veggies With High Water Content

2. Limit Alcohol Intake

The more alcohol you ingest, the more your body will become dehydrated. When you consume alcohol, urination occurs more frequently. This causes the body to lose more fluid which in turn causes dehydration. If you decide to drink alcohol, make sure to drink water in between your alcoholic beverages.

3. Add Flavor!

To make your water more enjoyable, squeeze lemon and/or lime juice into your water. It gives it a much more pleasant taste! Citrus fruits not only make your water taste better, it also a good source of vitamin C, improves skin quality, freshens breathe, and aids in digestion!

4. Dilute Your Drinks

If you can’t resist the urge and have to drink juice or a sugary beverage, water it down a bit by adding water to your drink! Try going for a half water, half juice ratio so you can still taste the sweetness but can also have the dose of water that your body needs.

5. Track Your Water Intake

If you have a hard time drinking water, try using an app to remind you when to drink your recommended cups of H2O!

Apple Daily Water App

Droid Daily Water App

I hope these tips help you get more water intake! Good luck with your water journey!

Sources:

How To Drink More Water

Ways To Hydrate Without Drinking Water