While we’re at the beach and all through the summer months (especially in the South), it’s critical to stay well-hydrated. I, for one, don’t always notice when I haven’t had enough water.
Myriad studies have been done over the years to determine how much water your body needs each day. The answer actually varies a little, based on your activity level and various other factors, but experts agree that there is almost no such thing as too much water.
Water makes up about 60 percent of your body weight. It is critical in flushing toxins out of vital organs, carrying nutrients to your cells and providing moisture for the ears, nose and throat.
According to the Mayo Clinic, men need about 13 cups of non-caffeinated beverages a day while women need 9 cups.
Staying hydrated doesn’t have to be difficult.
Products like Propel Fitness Water and Dasani Sparkling Water count toward your water intake and add a pop of flavor that regular water doesn’t provide. You can add fruits and vegetables to your regular water for an infusion of flavor, as well.
On a day when you know you’ll be out and about a lot, running errands or going to fun outdoor activities, freeze water bottles the night before. The next day, put the frozen bottle in your car, and as you go about your routine, the ice will melt, leaving you with a cool, refreshing beverage on a hot day.