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How to hydrate yourself and feel better for it

August 16, 2016

Getting hydrated and staying that was is a great place too be for all sorts of reasons, you’ll feel better and more energised.   Feeling tired, getting dizzy or lacking energy could be signs of dehydration, so it’s worth paying attention to your fluid intake.

Getting your hydration right can have so many great effects on your body, skin,  energy levels and overall health so it’s worth thinking about it and trying to add a few tactics everyday to your health improvement plans.  A bit of thoughtful evolution can work better in the long term than a lot of revolution. Why don’t you try and pick up a few ideas here and let us know if you’ve been able to turn these into some great long term habits?

Drinking water is the simplest way to help you hydrate, with a bit of forethought as well you can plan your food intake and meals , taking into account the fact that you are now thinking about hydration levels.

Water is essential for transporting electrolytes and nutrition around the body. Eating food with water has been shown to be a better way of rehydrating than using sports drinks alone.

Here are 12 foods that will help you hydrate or stay hydrated, we recently seen more and more pit stops on trail runs giving out watermelon slices, long may that continue.

Watermelon

Cucumber

Strawberries

Celery

Coconut water

Milk

Lettuce

Tomatoes

Grapes

Blueberries

Spinach

Apples

Got carried away a bit there, oops that was 12……..

If you’re feeling dehydrated and in a fix coconut water, is a more natural alternative to the sports drinks industry. Cutting your alcohol intake can be a great and easy fix to your hydrating quest, alcohol is known for its dehydrating properties , despite the short lived feel good factor.

A few chia seeds in water with some lemon juice or sugar free cordials or squashes , is a great way to get your fix of water and makes an interesting drink, if you need some tips on how to make drinks with chia seeds have a look at this blog. It always catches someone's eye, when you have bottle with chia seeds in it.

Good luck with your hydration plans and let us know of any tips you have?