During the summer heatwaves, we spend the majority of our time outside with family and friends. We all have seen how easy it is for people to become dehydrated. This is especially important for adults because, as we age, our body’s ability to conserve water decreases. About 60% of the human body consists of water and we need to consume a certain amount each day to survive. So how do you prevent fluid and electrolyte imbalance? Review these tips on how to stay hydrated this summer.
As stated earlier, the majority of the human body consists of water. Therefore, drinking fluids is critical to staying healthy and maintaining heart, brain, and muscle health. So, how much water is necessary to drink in order to stay healthy? About 30 – 50 ouncesof water per day. This not only ensures that you stay healthy but, also prevents dehydration. Did you know that infusing flavors of a vegetable or fruit to cold water can make it taste even better while still receiving the hydration benefits? According to OneGreenPlanet.org, “Infused water introduces even more health benefits to your hydration routine.” An additional benefit of infused water is the nutrients gained naturally from the ingredients used to infuse the water.