We all know we need to drink water and keep hydrated in summer. We sweat more in the heat and are probably more active. As It is starts to get chilly and the cooler mornings are telling us winter is on its way, we tend to forget to keep up our water intake.
We start going through our wardrobes and finding our winter woollies to keep us warm. Although it is cold we need to remember that keeping hydrated is just as important in winter as it is in summer.
Dehydration can have an adverse affect on your body so keeping hydrated summer and winter is a must.
How do I know if I’m dehydrated?
Symptoms of dehydration usually include:-
- Dryness of mouth
- Light headedness
- Urine is not clear
- Dry skin
Here 4 Reasons why you need to keep Hydrated Summer and Winter
Because we aren’t feeling hot we forget to drink our daily recommended intake of water. If you have the same exercise regime in Winter and Summer you will also need the same hydration regime. In the cooler weather the air is drier making your lungs work harder. The harder your body works, the more you need to drink.
2. Staying indoors
Working in warm air conditioning or in a heated home can dehydrate your skin. Your skin becomes dry and feeling tight. Water plumps up the skin and moisturizes from the inside.
Alcohol can dehydrate you so try drinking a glass of water in between.
Water helps to flush out the toxins making you feel more energetic and healthier. Your skin will look clearer and glowing and that’s a good thing!
How to keep hydrated?
- Drink before you feel thirsty. The old adage of 8 glasses a day can vary from person to person, how active you are, whether you are male or female. However if you aim for 1.5 -2 litres per day this should be a good start.
- Carry a bottle of water with you everywhere – buy a large, brightly coloured drink bottle and make it as important to take with you as your mobile phone.
- Put a reminder alarm on if you need to remember to drink
- Check your urine – if it is clear then you are hydrated if there is a yellow colour or bright yellow then you definitely need to drink more water.
So how much water do you drink each day? Think about it!
Why not join me in the 31 Day Water Drinking Challenge over at Jebbica’s World
Let’s Keep Sizzling!