18 Jul Tips for Staying Hydrated in the Summer Heat
These past few weeks in Mississippi have been hot. Really hot. The summer heat is brutal, especially in the South, which means you have to stay hydrated. While you might think dehydration happens less than assumed, it’s actually much easier than you would think. A 30-minute jog at the end of the day can lead to serious dehydration, especially if you start the jog in an already dehydrated state. Becoming dehydrated is a serious concern in the southern summer weather, so we have some tips to keep you cool and healthy until fall hits (and after).
- Start workouts well hydrated. Don’t just drink during your workout. Drink before and after. Here is some more detailed info on that.
- Sip on water throughout the day.
- Drink Coconut water. We know after a while plain old H2O can be a little boring, so mix things up by drinking coconut water occasionally.
- Fancy fruit water can do the trick, too. Try infusing your water with fruits like watermelon, strawberries, lemon, blackberries, raspberries, and kiwi. You can even add veggies and herbs like mint or cucumber.
- Fancy fruit water popsicles. Take the above and freeze it. You can substitute coconut water for an extra zing!
- Set an alarm to remind you to drink during the day.
- Don’t want to set alarms. Get an app instead.
- Always carry water with you in a reusable bottle.
- Eat water rich foods like watermelon or cucumbers.
- Avoid overdoing it with alcohol or caffeine.
We hope these tips will keep you healthy and hydrated during this hot summer.