Summer is a prime time for most people to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. Whether it’s a day at the beach, water park, play park, or summer camp, you and your children will be on the go. It is during these busy times that we forget to stay hydrated.
According to research from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, more than 50% of all children in the U.S. are not getting the hydration they need.
That’s why Safety Solutions & Supply is sharing these six tips to help you stay hydrated this summer.
6 Tips to Help You Stay Hydrated
- Consume hydration-boosting nutrients.
Your body needs more than just water! You also need electrolytes and carbohydrates. If you’re looking for something that offers both, try Pedialyte. It’s great for any time you and your children may be active for long periods of time in hot temperatures.
- Eat foods with high water content.
Eating foods such as melons, tomatoes, strawberries, and any fresh fruit or vegetable can give you a healthy dose of water, carbohydrates, and minerals.
- Check the toilet.
Your urine color is a great indicator of how hydrated you are. The lighter the color the better. If it is a dark color, it usually means you are dehydrated and need electrolytes.
- Weigh yourself.
Every pound you lose costs you 16 ounces of water.
- Drink water at night before bed.
If you’re planning a morning workout, drink water the night before to stay one step ahead of dehydration.
- Choose water.
Whether you’re out to dinner or rushing through an airport, choose water over soda. This will help with hydration as you avoid the high sugar concentration and instead replenish your body’s water needs.
Staying hydrated is important to staying healthy. If you have any questions about hydration, we can help! Reach out to us at Safety Solutions & Supply. We are proud to offer various safety training and services, so give us a call today at 866-537-2262 for more information.
Safety Solutions & Supply
314 E. Canal St. (State Road 60)
Mulberry, Florida 33860
Phone: 1-866-537-2262 (toll free)