There’s never a bad time of year to stay hydrated, but when it comes to the later months, it’s something that often slips the mind and falls away to a lesser priority.
Just because the weather has taken a colder turn doesn’t mean that we should be clueless when it comes to hydration. To avoid headaches, perform the best both physically and mentally and keep our body ticking over just nicely, we need to keep hydrated by any means necessary.
Struggle with the clear stuff when the nights get shorter? Here’s our top tips on how to stay hydrated during the winter:
Keep a water bottle with you at all times
By far one of the best methods for staying hydrated is to keep a water bottle on hand at all times.
It may sound simple and it may sound obvious, but there’s a good chunk of logic behind keeping a good reusable water bottle with you throughout the day. With the bottle in sight throughout the day you’ll be more inclined to take a sip and glug your way to continuous hydration.
It’s always a good idea to invest in a reusable bottle that you actually like, this way you won’t forget it if you’re out for the day and you’ll actually want to take it with you. Where a normal disposable plastic water bottle can easily be misplaced or thrown away, your reusable is much sturdier and you’ll always have your mind on sipping.
Look for BPA free and stainless steel to keep your drinks insulated so you can drink cold (or hot) water all day long. Buy carefully and you can get all sorts of features including fruit diffusers to add a touch of lemon to your drink.
Drink warm or hot liquids
Sometimes it’s a struggle when you know you need to be drinking water but the only water available is ice cold from the office water fountain or fridge.
An easy trick is to mix the cold water with freshly boiled water straight from the kettle. Alternatively, you can make yourself a cup of warming green tea. Not only are warm liquids suitable for staying hydrated but they are also great for your digestion.
We all know that keeping our hydration level up is important and every little bit counts. Keep yourself hydrated with warm and hot liquids being readily available and your body and skin will thank you for it.
Eat fruits and vegetables
Last but not least, it’s not just drinking water that lets you keep hydrated, but what you eat too.
Consuming plenty of fruits and vegetables is a great way to make sure you’re always hydrated, after all, they’re mostly water anyway (just like us).
Keep your water handy and your diet colourful and you’ll not have to think twice.