Staying hydrated is essential regardless of the season. Although it may be easier to drink enough water during the hot summer months when you’re outside and sweating more, hydrating is just as important in cooler weather. Read on to find out how you can stay hydrated no matter the time of the year.
While you might not feel very thirsty during the winter, dry air and lower humidity can still cause you to get dehydrated. Cold-weather dehydration can lead to fatigue, muscle cramps, headaches, dizziness, as well as a weakened immune system. It can make you more prone to catching a cold or the flu, so if you want to avoid getting sick in the winter, you should make sure to stay well hydrated.
Tips for hydration during the winter
- Set hydrating goals for the winter months. You can use a calendar, a reminder app, or even a smart water bottle to remind you to drink throughout the day.
- Drink warm beverages, such as green tea, cinnamon tea, or hot chocolate that will help you regulate your internal body temperature and keep you hydrated during the winter.
- Eat foods with high water content, especially leafy greens like lettuce, kale and spinach.
- Wear layers of breathable fabrics to minimize water loss caused by perspiration. Experts recommend three layers: a base layer to absorb sweat, a middle layer to keep out the cold, and an outer layer to protect you from wind, rain, and snow.
- Try an immune booster IV drip. You will get lots of vitamins to help combat common cold plus extra hydration.
In hot summer weather, you can get dehydrated very quickly, especially if you spend lots of time outside. It's important to stay hydrated in order to avoid serious and life-threatening conditions such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Tips for hydration during the summer
- Carry a reusable bottle with you so that you can sip on water throughout the day. Glass, aluminum, stainless steel, and BPA-free plastic bottles are all great environmentally friendly options.
- Use ice to keep your drink cold and refreshing in the summer.
- Get creative with your water. Infuse it with lemon, cucumber or orange slices, lime, and melons to make it more attractive to drink.
- Drink coconut water. It has fewer calories and added sugars than fruit juice and other drinks, in addition to being an excellent source of potassium.
- Try cold brew coffee. It is very refreshing and because it’s not heated, it’s also less acidic than regular coffee.
- Make iced tea or iced tea mixed with lemonade. These are easy-to-make beverages that will keep you caffeinated and hydrated in summer.
- Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables like watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries, peppers, cucumbers, celery, radishes, and grapefruit. They will help increase your hydration levels, while antioxidants and fiber will provide extra nutritional benefits. You’ll also stay hydrated longer, because your body needs more time to absorb water from food.
- Blend your favorite fruits and vegetables to make hydrating and nutrient-dense smoothies.
- Change the way you drink water. For example, drink out of a glass instead of a bottle or have your water warm instead of cold, which will also make it easier to drink.
As spring brings warmer temperatures, you naturally start to sweat more and can easily get dehydrated. To balance out the seasonal increase in fluid loss, it’s important to drink plenty of water and hydrating beverages during the spring months.
Tips for hydration during the spring
- Develop a water drinking routine. Have a glass of water when you wake up, before each meal, and at other set times during the day.
- Find easy and effective ways to incorporate drinking water into your daily schedule. For example, you can set a reminder on your phone to drink eight ounces of water every hour.
- Track your water intake in a journal or an app. This is a great way to ensure that you reach your daily hydration goals.
- Get a cute water bottle that will motivate you to stay hydrated.
- Add some flavor to your water. For a citrus flavor, simply cut an orange, a lemon, or lime into wedges and squeeze the juice. For a sweeter taste, add strawberries or raspberries.
- Eat fruit popsicles. Make sure to check the sugar content in store-bought popsicles and prefer low-sugar options. Plus, there are many fruit popsicle recipes available if you’re interested in making your own.
With fall comes a drop in temperatures and ice-cold water no longer may feel as appealing and refreshing. But in spite of colder weather, your body still needs to stay hydrated and you should keep drinking the same amount of water that you did in the summer.
Tips for hydration during the fall
- Replace your water bottle with an insulated tumbler for warm beverages. Take it with you everywhere you go to ensure you stay properly hydrated.
- Drink plenty of tea. With endless flavor options to choose from, this is a delicious way to remain hydrated and warm when it’s chilly outside.
- Incorporate more fruits into your diet. Fruit does not only contain plenty of water, but is also a great source of nutrients such as vitamin C.
- Have a contest with your family or friends to see who can drink more water every day.
- Have soup for lunch. A bowl of homemade soup is a perfect way to hydrate and warm your body and increase your daily intake of vegetables at the same time.
- Stay away from sugary, fried, and processed foods. The body needs a lot of water to break down sugar, so these foods can easily dehydrate you.
- Try a hydrating IV therapy that will deliver fluids directly into your bloodstream for quick absorption.
How Can Reset IV Help Keep You Hydrated?
Hydrating IV therapy is one of the best and most efficient ways to get the fluids you need at any time of the year. The solution is injected directly into your bloodstream, without having to go through the digestive system, for full and immediate absorption.
In addition to providing fluids, intravenous hydration therapy helps flush out toxins and replenish your body with the nutrients you need. IV solutions may also include vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and even medication, depending on your health goals.
Reset IV’s Basic Hydration Package will help you rehydrate with a solution of normal saline fluid. This mixture of water and sodium chloride restores a healthy balance of fluid and electrolytes in your body while boosting your energy levels.
Normal saline is also an essential compound used in our other IV packages to help absorb and transport nutrients. What’s more, hydration IV therapy can be a part of your treatment focusing on energy boost, athletic recovery, jet lag and hangover relief, skin care, as well as immunity boost.Reset IV’s convenient concierge service available in several convenient locations throughout the country. You can receive hydration therapy wherever you are, whether it is your home, office, hotel room, or gym. Our nurses will usually be at your door within an hour of booking, depending on availability. To learn more about our services and schedule your appointment, feel free to call Reset IV at 1-833-737-3848 or contact us online and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.