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7th June 2023

Expert Guide to Staying Hydrated in Warm Weather

As the temperatures increase, so does the importance of keeping yourself hydrated. But not all beverages are created equal when it comes to quenching your thirst. Your body requires more than just liquid; it needs a balanced combination of electrolytes, minerals, and vitamins to thrive in warm weather. In this expert guide, we’ll explore the significance of hydration in everyday life and provide you with valuable tips to stay properly hydrated.

Understanding your own hydration needs

Becoming aware of your body's hydration requirements is the first step towards staying properly hydrated. Pay attention to the signals it sends you. Dark urine, excessive sweating, dizziness, a dry mouth, and a parched tongue are all indicators that your body is in need of fluids.

Looking for a little extra help? In this blog, we delved into hydration needs at different stages of life.

While most healthy adults get their daily fluid needs met through foods with higher water content like fruits, vegetables, broths, or soups, it's important to be mindful of dehydration. For those who are active or living in higher altitudes or warmer temperatures, the risk of water loss is even higher.

The impact of dehydration on everyday life

Hydration plays a crucial role in our everyday lives, but a surprising number of us (34% to be precise) fail to drink any water in a day. While we don’t have to drink eight glasses exactly, it’s important to make drinking a regular habit. Because when we don't hydrate enough, it can have negative effects on our wellbeing. Dehydration can lead to decreased productivity, difficulty concentrating, and reduced cognitive function. During our leisure activities, it can leave us feeling tired and unable to fully enjoy the moment. But is drinking water alone enough to hydrate us? Not quite.

The difference between water and hydration drinks

While water is a fantastic go-to choice for replenishing your fluid levels, it's important to understand  the distinction between water and hydration drinks. Water tops up your hydration levels, but it lacks the crucial electrolytes that your body loses throughout the day, particularly in warm weather. Electrolytes, like sodium and magnesium, helps maintain fluid and your body salts.

Like anything, hydration drinks aren’t created all the same. When selecting one, it's essential to consider its ingredients. Look out for hydration drinks without caffeine, as it can have a dehydrating effect. Similarly, avoid ones with excessive added sugar.

Instead, opt for hydration drinks that offer extra benefits like essential vitamins and carbohydrates for natural energy and metabolic support, like iPRO Hydrate.

Incorporating hydration into your routine

If you’re going to stay hydrated, you must make drinking a regular part of your routine. Start by carrying a refillable water bottle with you at all times, ensuring you have access to water or your preferred hydration drink wherever you go. You can also utilise technology such as hydration reminder apps or smart water bottles to help you stay on track. And establish hydration breaks throughout the day to ensure you're consistently replenishing fluids. More on that here.

Make hydrating a habit with iPRO Hydrate

Made with natural spring water and a hint of sweetness from plant-based Stevia, iPRO Hydrate offers a simple yet delicious way to stay hydrated. Containing replenishing electrolytes and essential vitamins, it's the ideal beverage for your summer adventures. Now, you can experience its refreshing taste from anywhere in the UK. Visit the parkrun Shop to find all four thirst-quenching flavours.