Ah, summer and hot weather go hand in hand. You know what else happens around this time? Constant reminders to stay hydrated, especially if you’re spending a lot of time outdoors. Whenever I hear stories of people fainting from dehydration, I always think, sheesh people, just drink water – is it so hard?
Okay, I’ll admit, I too am guilty of not drinking enough. But I’ve learned that not everyone should follow that ubiquitous so-called rule of drinking 8 glasses of water every day. The amount of water you need truly is dependent on many factors, such as your size and how active you are. A better way to gauge your hydration levels is to pay attention to your urine color. The darker it is, the more likely you are dehydrated.
Hydration can be much more than simply having a glass of water within reach. Check out these tips:
And now for the “no-no’s”. Avoid:
What are your tips for staying hydrated during these warm summer months?
*** Check out our last Nutrition Newbie post about easy ways to get more fruits and veggies in your diet.