Importance of staying hydrated…

Summer is in full swing and it has been HOT!  Temperatures have been soaring to the high ninties and the heat index has been over 100.  Everyone gets excited about summer approaching but often forgets about the importance of staying healthy while vacationing over the summer.  I have discussed this before, but after returning from vacation and getting back to our summer schedule I have noticed more fatique, less excercising and bad habits.  One of the easiest ways to get back energy and motivation to be healthy is to drink more water.

Start your morning right by getting out of bed and drinking a large glass of water.  Even better, add lemon.  Drinking warm water with lemon boost metabolism and immunity as well as aiding digestion.

Another great way to encourage drinking water is by adding cucumbers or fresh fruit.  I feel as though I am at the spa when enjoying this.  It is very refreshing and tastes great.  Carrying water with you when ever possible helps a great deal too.  Purchase a reusable BPA free water bottle…esp with a straw (which also encourages drinking more).

Eating foods with high water content if helpful too.  Watermelon is a great example.  Enjoy it sliced, in salads (a favorite includes Watermelon, mint, and feta), even frozen.  Get creative and see the benefits immeadiately.

What are your favorite ways to stay hydrated?

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