6 TIPS FOR SUMMER HYDRATION

 
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6 TIPS FOR SUMMER HYDRATION

Hydration mindfulness is crucial during the hot summer months. Muscles generate more heat when exposed to hot air, making it harder for your body to maintain a normal temperature. Even 1-2 percent loss of body weight from increased water loss, can compromise your performance and impact your body’s ability to cool itself. Our bodies contain 60% water weight, and proper hydration is essential for our overall health. The water we consume optimizes blood pressure, regulates body temperature, and eliminates body waste. To ensure proper hydration, follow our 6 prevention tips below.

Signs of Dehydration

  • Fatigue or sleepiness
  • Increased thirst
  • Headache or feeling of dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Decreased urine output
  • Confusion

Complications

  • Heat cramps to heat exhaustion
  • Kidney problems
  • Urinary problems
  • Seizures
  • Swelling of the brain
  • Low blood volume shock

Prevention

  1. Drink plenty of liquids throughout the day. We recommend at least 8 oz or more depending on your weight, age, and activity level.
  2. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables which contain a lot of water (cucumbers 97%, tomatoes 95%, peppers 92%, watermelon 92%, strawberries 91%, cantaloupe 90%)
  3. Avoid drinks that cause dehydration (alcohol, soft drinks, sugary fruit drinks, energy drinks)
  4. Wear light colored clothes, as dark clothes absorb more heat
  5. Avoid being outside for extended periods of time during peak sun hours from 10am to 2pm. Seek shaded areas that will keep you cooler during your daily activities
  6. Take cool showers and baths to cool down and keep you from losing fluid

Kriya Veda Eco Water Bottle (iced liquids stay cold for up to 24 hours)