How To Stay Hydrated With Minimum Effort
Our Simple Tips To Staying Hydrated
Staying hydrated when it’s hot can be a challenge, but it’s very important to replace the fluid that you lose through sweating in higher temperatures.
How much water do you need daily?
The amount of water you need each day will depend upon your health, size, and weight together with how active you are. The European Food Safety Authority suggests a total daily intake of 2 litres of fluid for a woman and 2.5 litres for a man. Fluids like low fat milk, tea, and sugar-free drinks also count. Also, don’t forget that lots of foods contain water!
Ways to take in more water
· Have a clear, refillable water bottle with you at all times
· Drinking water that tastes good will encourage you to drink more of it. Add lemons, cucumber slices etc into it.
· Eat more foods which contain a high water content such as melon, tomatoes and cucumber.
· Resist the urge to drink coffee and alcohol as they won’t help to hydrate you.
· Keep a note of your fluid intake, especially on very hot days.
The symptoms of dehydration
You might be dehydrated if you’re thirsty, are passing dark-coloured urine (it should ideally be light yellow to clear in colour), feel lethargic and/or dizzy and have a dry mouth.