Sip on Adam's ale, stay aqua fresh!

Sip on Adam's ale, stay aqua fresh!

In the sweltering heat, struggling with dehydration is a common problem.  This happens when the body loses significant amounts of fluid along with essential salts and minerals and makes one susceptible to heat exhaustion and stroke.

Hence, it becomes important to regulate the body temperature by consuming nutrients and fluids, adequately and frequently.

The best way to stay hydrated is to drink lots of water. Drink at least eight glasses of liquid every day to replenish the lost water due to excessive sweating.

Drink water throughout the day and not just when you are thirsty.

Carry bottled water with you if you expect to be outdoors for an extended period of time.

Drink water before, during, and after physical exercise to offset the fluid your body loses through perspiration.

To avoid being dehydrated consume fruits which have high water content like watermelon.

These have at least 90 per cent water and six per cent sugar which meet the water requirement of the body. Consume other varieties of melon too as they are also very high in water content.

Fresh and crunchy cucumber too is an option.

Intake of minerals is also necessary along with fluids in summer. Coconut water is great for re-hydrating as it helps in maintaining the electrolyte balance inside the body.

It helps to get back minerals and fluids that the body has lost due to sweating and frequent urination.

Electrolytes are minerals found in our bodies in the form of sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium, they are important for keeping our body hydrated.

It is also important to limit caffeinated and alcoholic beverages as it increases the body’s fluid needs.

They are diuretics substances that increase the production of urine, which in turn results in loss of fluids from the body. Alcohol intake halts the body’s production of the anti-diuretic hormone, which controls the need to pass urine frequently.

Excessive work outs should also be controlled. 

Though it is important to remain fit and healthy, working out makes one sweat as one burns calories, thus increasing the body’s demand for water. It is, however, suggested, to avoid exercising outside, like going for a run, instead indoor exercises should be preferred.
Also, don’t forget to take sips of water at frequent intervals.