5 Tips to Stay Hydrated

20 March 2019 by
First published: 5 August 2016

Keep your cool with these 5 tips to stay hydrated. Water is the body’s most essential nutrient, and as the temperature rises it’s important you stave off dehydration with these handy tips.


Waterlogged app

Is there anything an app can’t do? Waterlogged for iPhones or Water Your Body for Android devices, are nifty apps programmed to help you drink more water throughout your activities by their simple charts and friendly reminders tracking your daily water intake. Waterlogged is free and Water Your Body is only 79p (so less than the price of bottled water). But if you’re not so app savvy, simply schedule a few alerts on your phone throughout the day to remind yourself to drink water – to keep your body hydrated and happy.


Reusable bottles

We all know that water is needed for good health, it maintains our body temperature as well as flushing out toxins and lubricating our joints. Our body depends on water to survive! With that in mind, carry some with you by using a reusable bottle, and help to save the environment as well! Having a reusable bottle by your side, not only makes a stylish summer accessory but also encourages you to drink more water. It’s totally convenient for staying hydrated!

We love Brita Fill and Go 660ml, £9.99 amazon.co.uk and Bobble 500ml £8 Johnlewis.co.uk


Rethink your drink

Food isn’t the only supplier of nutrients for your body; in fact, water is really important for the absorption of nutrients and minerals, but when you consume alcohol, water is stripped from your body, making you more prone to nausea – hence why you wake up feeling fragile and dehydrated. So always drink water in between alcoholic drinks to stop your body from becoming dehydrated.


Mark your goals!

When you aren’t drinking enough water, dehydration will affect your body’s condition to work to its full potential. So don’t let it get in the way of your summer plans. All you need is a decent-sized bottle and permanent marker to stay on top of your water intake, then simply start marking how much fluid you’d like to drink by a certain time and aim to drink that amount every day.


Add some flavour

You might be more willing to drink water if it was a little more interesting. So if that’s the case, you’ll be thrilled to know there are plenty of ways to add a little flavour to your water. For example, adding a few slices of cucumber and lemon is perfect for enhancing the taste without adding any processed sugar.