For Adults & Kids Alike, Staying Hydrated Is Always in Season
Summer may soon turn to fall, but the need to stay hydrated is always in season. Here are some easy ways to keep you and your family healthy, hydrated and balanced no matter what the temperature is:
1. Keep a bottle of evamor with you, wherever you go. Of course it’s important to drink water before, during and after a workout, but drinking water throughout your day can help stave off dehydration, too. You’ll replace the water your body needs for regular activity and be ready for a spin class, yoga session or long run later in the day. Most schools and teachers allow students to keep their own water bottles at their desks or tables (as long as they have a lid or cap). And it’s a great habit to start at an early age.
2. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink; that means your body is craving water and already reaching levels of dehydration. Always drink throughout the day. This is a great lesson to teach kids too, because they can get dehydrated and not know it; talk to them about how their bodies feel when they’re playing sports and running around. Just like as an adult should drink water before, during and after a workout, so should kids drink water before, during and after hitting the playground, the sports field, the basketball court and more.
3. Offer fresh, water-rich fruits and vegetables to your family. Avoid high-sodium snacks and foods when possible. Bring your own healthy snacks to weekly sports practices, games and events to make sure everyone is getting the nutrients and hydration they need. Try these hydrating foods that are portable and easy to eat on the go: cut-up celery sticks, grape tomatoes, green pepper slices, watermelon chunks, strawberries, broccoli florets and baby carrots.