I have an interesting tidbit to share with you, did you know your body is made up of over 60% water? We must replace 2.4 liters of water each day through drinking and foods eaten. Did you also know that women carry a lesser percentage of water than men and babies (and children) have more water than adults?
Drinking enough fluids is especially important during the summer season especially when the heat rises. How much water each individual person needs daily varies. See these tips on how to decide the amount of water you may be losing in a day and how much you should be replacing to remain hydrated. Other things to think about are how much water do you get from food? Watermelon has an amazing 92% of water in it! If you’re exercising, you should especially be thinking about hydration.
I’ve heard some people say they don’t enjoy drinking water because it’s “boring.” Some suggestions for variety might be to add a slice of lemon, lime or even orange. In the summer, I really enjoy cucumber water chilled in the refrigerator- how refreshing on a hot day! I have my kiddos pick sprigs of mint and stuff down into our ice cube trays. We then fill with water and freeze to make “minty ice cubes.” This is also a cute addition for iced tea drinks!
Do you have a favorite method for keeping your water cool throughout the day? Would you rate yourself as usually hydrated or dehydrated? How much do you remember to drink, on average?