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4 Simple Ways to Stay Hydrated When the Weather Gets Warmer

by Cascade Ice on April 20, 2022

It’s warming up outside, which means more outside activities and basking in the sun’s rays. With the warmer temperatures and sun exposure comes risk for dehydration. Getting enough fluids each day is essential in keeping your internal organs operating efficiently and helping you feel your best. So how much water should you drink daily? For adults, the goal is about 64 oz, but you likely need more if you exercise or if the temperatures are especially hot.

Water is obviously the holy grail when it comes to staying hydrated, but what other ways can you protect yourself from dehydration? We’ve listed some easy ways to make sure your skin glows this spring and summer, and your body is functioning at its very best.

Make water more fun

We get it. It’s nearly impossible to drink only water every single day and not get a little tired of the monotony. Add some fresh sliced fruit to your water for a little something different. Or reach for a Cascade Ice USDA Organic Sparkling Water with zero calories and sugar. You can even freeze flavored water for an iced treat! As always, just make sure you’re limiting caffeine and alcohol to stay consistently hydrated.

Prepare for especially hot days

Check the weather forecast daily and plan to stay inside when it will be especially hot outside. If you don’t have air conditioning, you can seek refuge at the mall, movie theater or library. Also, avoid direct sun exposure during 10am-2pm, which is when the sun’s rays are the strongest and you’re most susceptible to sunburns and dehydration. Lastly, wear lighter, more breathable fabrics on super-hot days, and throw on a hat to protect yourself. 

Stay ahead of it

If you feel thirsty, this usually means that you’re already dehydrated. Make sure you’re staying on top of hydration throughout the day. Your urine should be a very light yellow color if you’re properly hydrated. Especially if you’re active, you don’t want to find yourself in a citation where you feel dizzy or lightheaded from too much sun exposure and not enough water. Carry a water bottle with you wherever you go. They even sell bottles that show you how much you’ve drank so you can keep track!

Eat the rainbow

Did you know that fruits and vegetables contain water? Consuming water-rich fruits and veggies is an awesome way to supplement your water intake. Things like watermelon, zucchini, peaches, tomatoes and pineapple have great amounts of water content, so make sure you’re snacking on these types of foods regularly during the warm weather months. 

What is your favorite way to stay hydrated during the Spring and Summer? Tell us in the comments below or share a photo! Remember to “like” and “follow” us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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