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The Thirst Is Real: The Importance of Staying Hydrated

It’s the end of the July, but the sun is still blazing. This summer has been an interesting one as people continue to get vaccinated and step outside their homes. Restrictions are being lifted and places are beginning to operate at full capacity again. Even though most modern homes and businesses are air conditioned, you still need to stay hydrated. Your water intake is always critical, but things can become more severe in the summer from excessive sweating due to the overwhelming heat. Scroll to read more!

Drinking water everyday is vital to your health. The human body is made up of mostly water and needs to be hydrated on a regular basis. Think of yourself as a plant. You need sunlight, plant food, and water to continue to live. Let’s break it down.

Low levels of Vitamin D can be detrimental to bones, teeth, and muscles. You receive Vitamin D from direct sunlight and get almost the full amount you need for the year during the spring and summer seasons. But, don’t be a fool. Still wear sunscreen and protect yourself from the harmful rays that the sun can emit. Yes, our skin does have melanin and it serves as a natural protectant from those rays. However, our eco-system has changed over centuries and the atmosphere we once knew it to be has been letting in more powerful, harmful light that isn’t good for our body. Please wear sunscreen!

Eat cleaner and greener. Your body needs nutrients to keep operating at full capacity. The more junk you put in your stomach, the more your body will negatively react and began to weaken. If you were to put sugar on plants that are growing fine, the roots on the plant will reject the sugar causing the plant to wilt and die. Don’t treat your body like a trash dump. Incorporate healthy foods in your regular meals and snacks.

Lastly, make sure you’re watching your water intake. Calculate how much water you need based on your current weight. The last thing you want to do is get dizzy or faint in the mid summer heat because you’re dehydrated. Drink water throughout the day and dress for the weather. If you know you’re about to do an intense workout, be prepared with water and a light snack such as fruit. If a plant gets too much sunlight and not enough water it will dry out and die. Make sure to be mindful of your body’s basic needs and take care of yourself from the inside out.

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