How to Stay Hydrated Year Round: Top 3 Tips
Let’s face it – we’re all a little dehydrated by default. It’s hard to drink water consistently, especially since it’s something we need, which can make drinking it feel like a chore. Enjoyment is a big part of wellness, so we’re sharing some ways to make hydration a little bit more enjoyable year round.
1. Drink More Than You Think
Unless you’ve looked into how much water you need to drink every day, your intake is likely not where it needs to be. The average man needs roughly 15.5 cups a day, while the average woman needs about 11.5 cups. If you feel you’re more conscious of your water intake at work – or if you work from home – you should aim to drink eight cups in an eight-hour window.
Some find that purchasing a reusable water bottle helps them stay mindful of their hydration so that they find value in that purchase. Some bottles on the market showcase different measurements or drinking goals to hit in a certain amount of time, but some find that gimmicky – it’s up to you.
TLDR: Knowing and making a conscious effort to drink the right amount for you, which may vary depending on different goals, height, weight, etc., is a big step toward proper hydration.
2. Watch the Weather
If it’s hot and humid, or cold and dry, you need to be more mindful of your water intake. It shouldn’t be much of a surprise, but it’s one of those things that you don’t know until you know.
In the summer, the heat and humidity lead to two problems in the body: increased core body temperature and dehydration. Increased core body temperature decreases your muscles’ ability to contract repeatedly, so it becomes harder to sustain an activity for long periods, according to this resource.
Mana Medical Associates gave the following three points on winter dehydration in this resource:
- Some people get less thirsty in cold weather, so they drink less water in the winter than in the summer. Being less thirsty doesn’t mean that you’re better hydrated, however.
- We tend to sweat less in cold weather. Your body still loses moisture in cold weather, but without sweat as an indicator, you might not realize you need to drink water to replenish fluids.
- Since people don’t necessarily associate dehydration with cold weather, they may be less likely to make a point to stay hydrated during the winter than during the summer.
3. Try Something More – Try Perk Energy Supplement Drinks
Fresh fruit or veggies, flavor enhancers, electrolytes, protein, or branch chain amino acids (BCAAs) – your options are extensive. You could have a different “water” every day if you wanted until you find the one that gives you the push to make hydration more of a priority. The variety will help during the different seasons, as well, since we tend to crave different flavors in the winter than in the summer.
If you want something fresh and fruity, healthy and hearty, chill and cozy, or something in between, check out our nutritional supplement drinks here at Perk Energy. From classic concoctions to unique flavor profiles, you simply add our Do Work BCAAs+ to your water, making H2o even more enjoyable. Not only will our Do Work products provide six grams of essential amino acids in every serving, but they will keep you hydrated. Find your flavor and enjoy a blend of coconut water and electrolytes to stay hydrated and rejuvenated all year.
From drinks that will kickstart your morning (or workout!) to beverages that will help you wind down after a long day, we’ve got the Perk Energy drink mix just for you.