Life gets busy, and sometimes it’s easy to forget that you should stay hydrated throughout the day. While no one likes to be dehydrated, trying to drink 8 glasses of water a day can seem like a lot. The great news is that there are many different and creative ways you can keep yourself hydrated other than just drinking a glass of water. Here are 5 essential hydration hacks to try.
- Add a little flavor to your hydration.
Sometimes the only thing you need to do to make hydration more enjoyable is add some taste. Fruit-infused water and sparkling water are great options. Coconut water is good too, especially since it has electrolytes to help hydrate.
- Try a water enhancer.
These are healthy alternatives to the typical sugary sports drinks that’ll help add flavor to your hydration without the extra calories. Try Performance® Low Calorie Electrolyte Drink, an instant elixir that hydrates with coconut water electrolytes.
- Spice up your ice.
We all love ice in our water, especially during the summer, so why not dress it up by adding fruit pieces, juice, or coconut water to your ice tray? You can toss these flavored ice cubes in a pitcher of water or use them in your favorite smoothie recipe for a flavorful hydration boost.
- Eat hydrating foods.
That’s right, what you eat keeps you hydrated too. It’s actually recommended that 20% of our daily water intake come from food like raw fruits and veggies. For more information on hydrating foods, check out our article Foods That Keep You Hydrated.
- Hydrate before you sweat.
If you have some exercise or outdoor activities on your schedule, it’s a good idea to hydrate beforehand. This will help compensate for the fluids you’ll lose while sweating. Also, don’t forget to bring your water bottle!
Hydrating doesn’t have to be hard, nor does it have to be boring! Try a few of these hydration hacks and stay healthy this summer.