Electricious Summer Part 2: HYDRATEon Jul 22, 2016
Summertime is synonymous with fun; surfing by the day and grilling out by night. However, there are some responsibilities that go along with your good time. So many summer activities have you surrounded by water, but do we really know what it means to keep ourselves hydrated? The answer for most is typically no. So we’re cruising into our next installment of our electricious summer with some info and tips about hydration.
Heatstroke is no joke, people. Heatstroke means your body has reached an internal temperature of 104 degrees, and by then, it’s too late to begin hydrating. We’ve got some tips and tricks to help incorporate hydration into your daily routine, so even if you’re not typically an agua enthusiast, it won’t feel like such task.
- Keep a water bottle with you at all times. If you are prone to forgetting it, then keep one at work and at the house. This way you’re constantly being reminded to take a swig. Reminding yourself is the hardest part.
- Take in a Charcoal Watt-er to help kickstart your cleanse/hydration routine after a night out. Alcohol, while it makes for a good snapchat story, is extremely dehydrating (yes, even vodka water). Charcoal Watt-er not only is great way to filter out some of the toxins from the night before, but it can also help clear up your pounding headache.
- Incorporate some water-heavy food options into your meals, like fruits and veggies. Pack a bag of watermelon, strawberries or carrots for a snack in the sun and to sneak in hydration wherever you can.
If you’re out having a surf, you may start feel a little fuzzy and out of whack. Well, it’s probably because you didn’t take in enough water, and we don’t mean ocean water. Staying in the saltwater for too long can cause you to dry out a lot faster than you normally would, so it’s important to maintain your water levels, and here’s why:
- People tend to retain salt and that can come from a few things; crying, salty foods and lack of sleep. A huge benefit to drinking water is that it decreases the amount of puffiness around your eyes, keeping you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for your big volleyball tourney.
- A clear mind is your greatest asset, so let’s keep it sharp. Water helps increase oxygen flow into the bloodstream, which helps keep you more alert and ready to take on the day. The 18 Watt-er is great water to help you hone in on the task at hand. Besides hydration, you’re gifted with the added benefits of cleansing as well.
- Summer is all about feeling good, inside and out, keeping the pounds off and staying active. Typically, you should be drinking about eight glasses of water per day to help improve your workouts and lead to increased energy and activity. Try to stick to alkaline water to help balance your body’s pH. All of our Watt-ers contain alkaline water so pick a couple up for your week.
Watts is here to guide you through the heat to keep you happy and healthy. So this summer, remember that dehydration is the enemy, and water is your friend—and you can never have too many of those.