How to Stay Hydrated in Summers

How to Stay Hydrated in Summers

Summer has arrived with its full force now. The rising temperatures does leave a person feeling fatigued and tired often, the best thing you can do to beat the heat is to stay hydrated. Don’t wait for symptoms of dehydration like extreme thirst, dry mouth, and headache to act and take you in the world of dizziness, headaches, cramping and fatigue.


Here are few ways to stay hydrated and healthy during summers this year.

• Hog on foods that are filled with water such as watermelon which contains 90% water and also essential electrolytes that the body needs for nerve and brain function. Other fruits like grapes and berries are also a refreshing way to stay hydrated in summers.

• Sip coconut water whenever you can to keep dehydration at bay. Considered as the best liquid for hydration it contains a host of vitamins and minerals which apart from keeping dehydration at bay helps you get flawless hair & skin too.


• Munch on salad that contains raw veggies like cucumber, tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, and zucchini as they contain loads of water which will keep you hydrated during the day.

• Fresh citrus fruits such as orange, grapefruits, lemon and lime are excellent as they not only hydrate the body but also provide valuable nutrients.

• Take a break from coffee this summer and sip the benefits of green tea. Enjoy it with lemon, as it will keep the body from retaining water. Herbal iced teas are also great thirst quenchers.

• Avoid alcohol and aerated drinks as they dehydrate your body.

• Add high-quality sea salt in your food as it is rich in trace minerals, which is good for cell health and hydration. Sea salt is also lower in sodium than table salt.

• Keep a bottle of water within your easy reach while you are relaxing in front of the television or working on the computer. Take regular sips even if you are not feeling thirsty to stay hydrated and avoid dehydration problems like dizziness, headache, muscle weakness or cramping, sunken eyes, tiredness etc.


• If you exercising or playing outdoors in the heat, take regular breaks and drink a sports beverage like Gatorade-it contains important electrolytes that are commonly lost when you perspire and gives your muscles energy from the carbohydrate content. The sodium content helps retain those fluids in your body longer, thus promoting hydration.

Never try to over exert yourself in extreme heat, if you aren’t habituated to it. Eat properly, drink plenty of fluids and most important-listen to your body to stay fit and safe from heat related health risks.

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4 thoughts on “How to Stay Hydrated in Summers

  1. I loved this article Era *hifive* such simple steps *happydance* i am definitely following them as i get serious headaches during summers *cry*

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