Now that the warm weather is here it’s time to increase your water intake to keep up with the demands of your busier schedule. Our evenings are becoming filled with more and more activities. The nicer weather and longer daylight hours allow us to get more done! With all of this increased activity it’s easy to forget that we need to take in more water to compensate for your extra energy expenditure. These few tips are easy ways to make sure you stay hydrated:
- Make a goal: a good place to start for water consumption can be determined by this equation
body weight ÷ 2 = # oz
(i.e. 150lbs ÷ 2 = 75oz recommended)
- Take a water bottle with you wherever you go
- Order a water anytime you are at a restaurant waiting to order
- Eat more fruits and veggies (20% of your daily water comes from food sources)
Staying hydrated this summer is as easy as implementing one or any of these options listed above. What’s your favorite way to keep hydrated during the busier months?