Summer time in Florida is hotter than ever and also one of the hardest times of the year for us to maintain proper hydration. Over the summer, most flock to outdoor activities to make the most out of the longer days. But this combination of doing more and the heat is a recipe for dehydration. The human body is 60% water and needs to stay that way to maintain maximum potential. packing more than enough water when planning a summer day will ensure that you can stay hydrated.
We’re sure you’re thinking “everyone knows they need to drink water” but there are also a few other factors that can play into maintaining proper hydration like electrolytes. electrolytes and carbs help your body absorb more of what you drink and are essential to nerve and muscle function. Magnesium, calcium, potassium and chloride are all nutrients we should strive to get in our diet during these excessively hot days.
Finally, food plays a major role as well. Fresh fruits and veggies are packed with electrolytes and also some water to act as a doubly whammy in the fight against dehydration.