Top Tips for a Healthy, Hydrated Summer
By Leanne Edermaniger
It feels like we’ve been waiting all year for summer to arrive and now it’s just around the corner. It’s time to pack away all the warm, winter clothes and put our skin on show, suddenly everything feels better when the sun is out. But there’s one thing we should all remember as the warmer weather approaches, water.
As the temperature outside increases, our bodies lose more water leaving us at a greater risk of dehydration. The Big Bottle Co is here to make sure you get all the water you need this summer season!
Our new Traveller Series is your perfect hydration companion this summer. Slightly smaller than our 2.2l Big Bottle, the 1.5l Traveller is ideal for when you’re on the go. The Traveller Series brings fun, style and fashion to life all the while helping you to reach and maintain your hydration goals.
We are all aware of the health benefits of drinking water, but how do we know how much is enough and how do we increase our intake without needing to pee every five minutes? Well, it’s not too difficult when you put your mind to it and get into the routine of drinking water throughout the day, here’s how:
- Make water less of a chore
Keeping yourself hydrated shouldn’t be a chore, it should just be part of your normal, everyday routine. If you feel thirsty and need to gulp down a glass of water, this is already a sign that you’re dehydrated. Instead of waiting until you feel thirsty, drinking small sips of water throughout the day is a healthier option which will keep your body sufficiently topped up.
Our bottles are designed to help you do just that. Their lightweight and portable design mean it’s easy for you to take them wherever you go, to work, school, the gym, even on holiday.
During the summer, the increase in temperature outside means our temperature increases and to keep us cool the body perspires. Perspiration causes a loss of water.
When we sweat, water evaporates off our skin to cool us down and so it is essential that we keep topped up to replace the water we are losing. Sipping water throughout the day will ensure you don’t lose more water than you take in.
- Invest in one of our bottles
A reusable water bottle is a perfect way to drink your way to health, saving you money along the way, too. All our bottles are BPA free and are of premium quality.
By using a reusable bottle, you’ll also be doing your bit for the environment. Our colourful bottles will serve as a great reminder to keep sipping throughout the day.
- You can eat your water too
Water isn’t just for drinking, it’s present in food, too. All fruit and vegetables contain some water, but here are some of the best sources:
Summertime is the perfect way to increase your fruit and vegetable intake. They are packed full of essential nutrients, are a great source of fibre and taste great, too. Switch unhealthy snack for some fresh fruit for a tasty alternative.
- Make your water more interesting
Sometimes, drinking the same thing repeatedly can get a little boring. You don’t want to reach for a high-sugar can of pop but are short of other ideas for a different healthy drink. Well, the good news is you can make your water more interesting and flavoursome by adding fruit, herbs and spices to it.
Infusing your water with fresh ingredients makes for a refreshing beverage without the artificial preservatives and sweeteners found in shop-bought drinks. Plus, our handy large mouthpieces mean you can effortlessly add fresh fruit slices and ice to your bottle for a cool alternative.
- Don’t mistake thirst for hunger
Often, when we think we’re hungry, we’re actually just thirsty. So, if it’s mid-afternoon and you can feel your concentration fading, don’t instantly reach for the biscuits, grab your Big Bottle and have some water instead.
Water can boost concentration by 25% and will stop you from taking on unnecessary calories and sugars found in most snacks.
If you are hungry, try swapping unhealthy snacks like cakes, biscuits and crisps for healthier options like fruit, veg, nuts and seeds.
Keeping yourself well hydrated this summer doesn’t need to be unnecessarily difficult but it is vital you drink enough water to prevent dehydration.
As you enjoy all the exciting events summer has to offer, don’t forget to take your Big Bottle with you and incorporate some hydrating foods into your diet, to keep you going on those long, hot summer days.