5 tips for how to stay hydrated this summer

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With summer here, it’s crucial to step up your game to stay hydrated. It can easily fall by the wayside, and before you know it, you’re wondering why you’re feeling more tired than usual and can’t figure out where that dizzy spell has come from. It’s essential to keep our body cool, energised and working correctly this summer because experts say the human body is approximately 60% water! Here are some tips on how to stay hydrated this summer. 

Drink enough water

 We’ve all been advised to drink eight glasses of water a day. But if you’re more physically active during the summer or spend more time outside in the sun, you will need to drink more. It’s best to sip water throughout the day to keep your hydration level even rather than gulping a glass or bottle of water at once. If you struggle with drinking water or find that you forget, keep a bottle with you during the day. Having water accessible to you will encourage you to drink more, so a reusable water bottle will be your best friend this summer to help you stay hydrated. 

Supplements for hydration

 Along with drinking plenty of water, adding a supplement that supports ideal hydration levels can benefit. Hush & Hush SkinCapsule HYDRATE+ boosts moisture in the skin, promoting a plump, hydrated complexion thanks to the vegan formula that contains a special moisture complex with hyaluronic acid, aloe vera and other skin-supporting ingredients. Two capsules every morning with food will ensure that your skin is well-hydrated from within. 

Eat water-dense foods

 Along with drinking for hydration, did you know that you can eat for hydration too? Water-dense foods like watermelon, cucumbers, melons and oranges can help to replenish fluids thanks to their high-water content. Not only are you getting the hydrating benefits of these foods, but you can also enjoy the extra benefits of the antioxidants and nutrients. 

Reduce caffeine 

 During the summer, reaching for an iced coffee to keep cool can be so tempting, but these can dehydrate you thanks to their diuretic properties. To stay hydrated this summer, try switching some of your caffeinated drinks to herbal iced teas or naturally flavoured water. 

Track your intake

Making a conscious decision to track your water intake is an excellent way to stay motivated and be accountable for how much you drink. It’s also a great way to see any patterns you have when drinking water – whether you’re more likely to reach for a glass or bottle in the mornings only to forget about it in the afternoon. There are apps you can download onto your phone to track how much you consume daily and remind you if you need to drink more. 

Hopefully, these tips have helped inspire you to stay hydrated this summer!