7 easy tips to stay hydrated
Monday, September 6th, 2021 | Uncategorized
Our bodies are 60% water, so even the slightest bit of dehydration can affect how we function, from energy levels to digestion and even immunity.
With the hot weather this week, it is so important to keep yourself hydrated.
Please take a look at our 7 tips on how you can stay hydrated throughout the day and the summer months.
1. Drink enough water
2. Eat some watermelon, grapefruit, or grapes
3. Enjoy a glass of coconut water
4. Limit time spent in the sun
5. Cut back on outdoor activities or sport
6. Enjoy a homemade icelolly
7. Have a smoothie
- look out for those who may struggle to keep themselves cool and hydrated - older people, those with underlying condititions and those who live alone are particularly at risk
- stay cool indoors: many of us may need to stay safe at home this summer so know how to keep your home cool
- close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors
- use cool spaces considerately if going outdoors, and wash your hands regularly
- drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol
- never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals
- try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm, when the UV rays are strongest
- walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a wide-brimmed hat, if you have to go out in the heat
- avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day
- make sure you take water with you, if you are travelling
- take care and follow local safety advice if you are going into open water to cool down – during warm weather going for a swim can provide much welcomed relief
- remember that while coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are in place, you will need to follow any additional government guidance to use public spaces safely