Up your Water Game this Summer!
Let us welcome this summer with a good water intake. Increasing your water intake to reach about 2-3 litres per day might seem as a daunting task for most of us. In my previous blogs we have seen numerous issues that most of us face while reaching our “enough water” goal and why it is essential to drink more water and stay hydrated. Summers are the time where we tend to face more perspiration, losing water from the body and hence increasing our risk for dehydration and its related effects like a black out. Hence, its quintessential to replace this loss and maintain our body’s water balance for good metabolism, a hydrated body and skin, flushing out toxins, and to feel healthy and active.
7 smart tips to ace your water intake challenge this summer:
- Develop a routine: Finish 50% in the first half of the day and remaining 50% during the second half of the day. Drink a glass of water every time you brush your teeth, eat a meal or use the bathroom, after every 30 minutes at your desk.
- Take-away: It can be challenging to drink enough water when you are on the go. Fill your water bottle before you leave home, and bring it along on your daily travels.
- Flavored water: Add lemons, limes, oranges, strawberries, mint, basil and other herbs to your water
- Juicy fruits and vegetables: Many fruits and vegetables have a high water content, including melon, cucumbers, lettuce and celery.
- Alternate your drinks: Choose healthy summer drinks but in moderation based on the contents.
- Track your intake : Invest in a eco-friendly, BPA free bottle and make a count, track in your calendar or tech-savvy people can buy a tech bottle that connects to your smartphone and records how much you drink.
- Water game: Compete in a healthy competition with your family and friends in guzzling down your water goal.
22nd March is celebrated as World Water Day. This year’s theme happened to be “valuing water” to raise awareness about access to clean and hygienic water resources. Do value this healthy nutrient and ensure that you drink clean and pure water.
Stay hydrated to beat the heat!
Dr. Monal Velangi