Good hydration in the summer. Now that the weather is really hot, it is important to drink well. We all know that it is important to drink at least 1.5 to 2 liters per day, but that often comes into play so that we only start drinking something when we are really thirsty. However, it is important to keep drinking throughout the day so that your body can function properly. If you do not do this you can get a lot of physical complaints such as fatigue, headaches, a deteriorated resistance or high blood pressure. If you are struggling with an eating disorder, sufficient drinking can be extra difficult.
Maybe you are afraid of drinking or do you actually know that this is not possible, but you are still afraid that the number on the scale will increase or that your fluid will hold. All kinds of thoughts can come to mind that make drinking enough extra difficult. In this blog I also share a number of tips that can lower the threshold and encourage you to get enough fluid. That way you will feel better and feel better in your own body. Calculate how much water you should drink per day.
Although it is now a holiday, this also applies to when you go to school or work. Put the drink, whether it is a glass or a bottle of water, always in sight. This makes you more likely to take a sip. If you first have to walk to the kitchen every time to grab something to drink while you're sitting comfortably, you drink a lot less than if it's in front of you. Drinking water with fruit and spice.
There are now very handy apps available that can help you to ensure that you drink enough. An app not only makes you remember that you have to drink something, but it also motivates you to drink enough. For example, I have downloaded My Water Balance (see the screen shots below) and it shows exactly how much water you have to drink and it is then nice to get 100% at the end of the day. You can also fill in what you drink exactly, in addition to water, coffee and tea and when you want to receive reminders. Many of these apps are available in the app store.
Many people do not like water or very boring to drink. Somewhat understandable, because it does not have that much flavor. You can make your water a bit better by adding a little extra flavor to it. Nowadays this is completely hip. For example, you do some fruit with water in a jug and this makes the water taste much better. There are all kinds of '' receptions '' on the Internet with delicious combinations. We also have a nice blog with recommendations for Flavored Water. If you do not want to do this yourself, you can now also buy it in the supermarket.
Arranging with yourself to drink a glass of water at fixed times can also help. You can do this at fixed times or at fixed times that are always the same for you, for example, breaks at school or work or during dinner times. A alarm clock can help as a reminder. If you do this several times a day and also drink something in between, you will soon get a good amount of fluid per day.
A boring glass or bottle of water is not necessarily very attractive. You can make this more fun by buying a trendy cup or a nice drinking bottle for yourself. It may sound crazy, but because of this you are often more motivated to use it and so you automatically start drinking more. At stores like Big W, Xenos and the supermarket are always nice things to buy such as the famous Mason Jars but also nice bottles on the go. You can of course pimp your cup or bottle yourself.
Some people are never so aware that they drink too little. Tips to get through the summer COOL. They do not recognize the signals and only drink a glass of drink to wash away the food or if they sweat a lot after exercise. More drinking really feels like a huge task. It is therefore good to be aware of the signals that your body can give if you drink too little. The body does not only do this by means of feeling very thirsty, but also by giving out hunger signals. Even dry skin or restlessness can be a sign that you are thirsty. You can read more about this in this blog. If you recognize a number of signals, this can be an important motivation to start drinking more.
If the tips above do not work, then it might be a good idea to reflect on what does not drink enough with your body. This is not a scare, but in some cases people simply do not know that drinking little is not good for a body, but also not for the mind.