Thirsty?…

So this week in the UK we are anticipating a mini heatwave, so how should we stay hydrated?

A quick calculation of how much fluid you should ideally take in is basically 1 fl.oz for every kg of body weight, so for me that’s an easy 80 ounces.  To convert that number to a more realistic value is to multiply that number by 0.0296 for the amount in litres, so for me that’s 2.39 litres.

If you’re like me and you find it difficult to consume that much on a daily basis, get into the habit of keeping a 500ml bottle handy and take regular sips throughout the day.  If you own a smartphone, then there are also water apps that remind you too! (..a step too far including me!)

I’ll be honest, I struggle to keep hydrated because the taste of water is unpalatable to me so I have to spice it up a little by adding some lemon or lime juice to it.  Have a look at this clever little device which I’ve been using for about a year now (Citrus Zinger)

Another option I use to keep fluids up is to eat fruits high in water content like grapefruits, watermelon, pomegranate and cucumber (a few ideas there for you!)

Be mindful of beverages like caffeinated teas and coffees as some of these can also dehydrate you.

If you have any other clever tips on how to stay hydrated, then feel free to add a comment below (I’m always on the lookout for new ideas to keep hydrated!)

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