Summer is upon us and the temperatures are really spiking here in Tennessee. Hotter temperatures trigger an increase in perspiration, which can contribute to dehydration. What’s more, if you’re not getting enough water to begin with, the effects of dehydration can be even worse. When your body is dehydrated, cramping is a common symptom which causes your muscles and soft tissues to become tight, stiff, and fatigued. This can increase your risk of injury and lead to a decline in physical performance. Plus, dehydration can cause headaches, overall fatigue, and may cause cardiovascular issues.
As your Top Rated Local® Murfreesboro chiropractor, we want you to feel your best all summer long so you are healthy, strong, and can do all the physical activities that you love. That’s why today, we will share with you some tips to help you drink more water and stay hydrated. Read on to learn more!
Carry A Water Bottle Everywhere
No matter where you go or what you do, keep a water bottle with you. This will not only remind you to drink water, but will also give you the means to drink water when there’s not a cup available. Insulated water bottles are the best because they keep your water nice and cold, which makes it more enjoyable for many people to drink water. Keep a water bottle at work and always carry a full one with you when you drive. If you’ll be enjoying outdoor adventures in and around Murfreesboro, make sure you have plenty of water to last during your outing.
Add Fruit to Your Water
Adding fruit to your water can add a little extra flavor to make your water, well, less boring and more appealing. Plus, adding fruit gives you added nutrients and antioxidants that can improve your health and help fight off those annoying summertime colds that sometimes occur. Try adding a few slices of lemon and lime, lemon and strawberries, strawberries and oranges, or strawberries and pineapple for added zing with no added sugar.
Eat More Fruits and Veggies
There are many fruits and veggies that have a high water content and can help keep you hydrated. Pears, watermelons, grapefruits, and strawberries are loaded with water and healthy nutrients. Celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, and bell peppers will help you stay hydrated with every bite. Eat these and other fruits and veggies for a healthy, refreshing summer snack.
Drink a Beverage With Every Meal
While it’s always good to drink water with every meal, drinking beverages like unsweetened hot or iced tea (can add fruit), sparkling water, coconut water, and even milk can help you stay hydrated.
Talk to Your Murfreesboro Chiropractor
These are just some of the ways you can ensure you’re staying hydrated all summer long so you can stay healthy and active while preventing injuries. Feel free to talk with your chiropractor in Murfreesboro about more ways you can hydrate to maintain your health and wellness this summer, and be sure to join us for part two of this blog for more healthy hydrating tips. Give Barfield Chiropractic a call today to arrange an appointment for chiropractic care for wellness or injury rehabilitation. Until next time, thanks for reading!