The summer months are a great time to spend outdoors with friends and family! Between the beach, the patio dinners, and the outdoor activities—there is no shortage of ways you can spend time out in the beautiful weather. One way to make sure you’re enjoying the warm weather is to ensure that you’re getting enough water throughout the day. Believe it or not, it can affect you in more ways than you may have thought.
Hot temperatures, high winds, and exposure to the sun can really dry out your skin. When your skin becomes dehydrated, it can begin to lose its elasticity. Staying properly hydrated will help keep your skin looking and feeling smooth and soft all year long. We all know that too much exposure to UV rays can have a negative effect on your skin and make it age quicker than it should, but that doesn’t mean we want to stay out of the sun! Keep yourself looking young longer by maintaining a steady intake of water.
Beat The Heat
When you get too hot, you naturally start sweating in an effort to help your body regulate its temperature. Without hydration, your body can’t properly keep itself protected from strain from the heat. This is very important because one of the major signs of heatstroke is when your body stops sweating. So we encourage you to drink water regularly, especially on incredibly hot days.
Our bodies are 60% water, so it makes sense that drinking enough water throughout the day will help us function at peak levels! Getting your recommended eight glasses of water a day helps in several aspects you may not have even thought about. It helps to increase your mental clarity and focus, and helps you maintain consistent energy levels throughout the day to name a few of the benefits of staying hydrated.
Tips to Keep You Topped Up
We discussed why it’s important for you to stay hydrated, but we also wanted to provide you with a few tips to follow to help assure that your water intake is ideal and that you enjoy all of its associated benefits!
- Having nearby glass/bottle of water throughout the day can act as a simple reminder to drink more.
- There are a number of apps that are designed specifically to track your water intake.
- Place a full glass of water on your nightstand when you’re getting ready for bed. When you get up in the morning, drink the whole thing before you start your morning routine.
- Snack on fresh fruits that are rich in water, like berries, watermelon, peaches, and nectarines.
At Kaplan Development Group, we take great pride in caring for each and every individual that comes through our doors! Encouraging our residents to live their best lives doesn’t fall short when it comes to their water intake. After all, it is part of an active lifestyle that we love to support!