As we enter some of some of the hottest days of the year, it’s especially important to stay hydrated with pure quality water to avoid the risk of dehydration. Whether you’re spending the long summer days in the office or outside in the sun, here’s how getting your eight glasses a day will help keep you happy and healthy this summer.
Stay Focused and Hydrated in the Heat
The average human brain is about 75% water, so it should be no surprise that drinking enough water can stabilize your mood, prevent headaches, ward off stress, and boost your memory. Water will help keep you concentrated on the task at hand, whether that’s finishing a report at work or scoring that last point out on the tennis court.
Fend Off that Summer Cold
Getting enough H2O helps keep your blood oxygenated while aiding the kidneys in flushing out toxins and aiding in lymph production. Lymph is what carries white blood cells and disease-fighting cells throughout the body to fend off sickness. That means less sick days at the office and decreased risk of contracting an unseasonal sniffle that can ruin your summer vacation at the cottage.
Hydration Enhances Outdoor Activities
The longest days of the year are here and what better way to enjoy the extra sunlight than indulging in your favorite outdoor activities. Bring along a water bottle to boost your performance on those early morning runs before hitting the office. Water can boost physical performance as it regulates your blood pressure and temperature while transporting important nutrients throughout your body. H2O will also keep your energy levels up, so a good idea is to keep a canteen handy for prolonged outdoor activities, such as a day spent hiking through the mountains!
Hydration: Do it Right
Quality is just as important as quantity when it comes to staying hydrated. Tap water should definitely be avoided, as it usually contains chlorine to kill off bacteria, not to mention it runs through lengths of piping which means it can come out the faucet containing dangerous metals, such as lead or aluminum. Despite the chlorine, sometimes bacteria and other micro-organisms are not totally eradicated and can pose serious health risks.
Proper filtration is key to producing pure water that provides optimal health. The taste of quality water is like none other. Spruce it up with a squeeze of lemon for an extra dose of Vitamin C, and you’re set for a healthy, hydrated summer!