6 Tips for staying Hydrated this Summer

So if we’ve all quite finished moaning about how hot it is, as us Brits do so well, why don’t we all make the most of a few tips to ensure we stay as comfortable and hydrated as possible during this glorious heatwave.

1. Infuse your water

I hear it time and time again that people don’t like the taste of water so add a slice of lemon or some frozen berries and pop it in the fridge for a few minutes to infuse. This gives your water a subtle taste whilst also adding a little more goodness to your water. I like to freeze a lemon and pop in a green tea bag with some ice as well to enjoy some tea without the heat.


2. Prepare yourself

There’s little worse than being caught out without water when the heat is turned up to the max to it’s good to equip yourself with the right bits to ensure this doesn’t happen. When I’m out of the house, or even just in the Garden I fill up my Brita Fill & Go bottle and do exactly that, fill & go. I was on the Tube when the temperature was in the mid 30’s last week and it’s safe to say I’ve never been so thankful for a water bottle in my life.


3. Fruit & Veg

Aim to eat fruit and vegetables with a high water content for additional water consumption or simply just to change things up from the norm. Some delicious options are Cranberries, raspberries, Watermelon & Pineapple.


4. Avoid Alcohol

I especially recommend avoiding alcohol when in the sunshine but especially when not hydrated properly. Alcohol causes your blood to rush to the surface of your skin heating it up more than normal which can cause burning so it’s always best to opt for something refreshing and hydrating.


5. Track your Wee

Totally the most unglamourous thing I’ve ever written but yes I’m advising you to pay close attention so your urine. Is it dark and cloudy? The chances are you’re dehydrated but if it’s pale in colour or even clear you are on the right track. I can always tell whether I’ve drank enough water during the day by the colour of my urine and also how many trips I needed to take to the loo. I genuinely cannot believe I’m typing this.


6. Add Some Minerals

I recently read that adding Raw Sea Salt to your water can aid absorption and I’m definitely noticing a difference in my water in take. And this also aids your adrenal and thyroid function meaning more energy too.


These images were taken on the Olympus Pen EP-L7.


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  1. Adele 7th July 2015 / 9:49 am

    Great advice, which I’m pleased to say I always follow. Just wondered how the price compares using the Brita with the tablets vs buying bottled water?
    Hugs Adele xoxo

    • lydia 7th July 2015 / 11:52 am

      I rarely drink bottled water. We did some research on it at University and Bottled water isn’t regulated in the same way tap water is so they are able to add flavourings and additives which I don’t want in my water. So I would always suggest drinking Tap water (where specified as drinking water) 🙂

  2. Ashliene Swan 7th July 2015 / 12:31 pm

    I recently bought a Babz Infusion water bottle and its honestly the best thing I have ever owned! I like plain water, not enough to drink it all day but i drink 3-4 bottles of infused water per day now, they just encourage you to drink so much more 🙂

  3. Sarah 7th July 2015 / 10:38 pm

    Hi, I love reading your blog, but just thought I’d message to say be a bit cautious about the lemon water, it will make it very acidic and if you drink that regularly can cause erosion of your teeth. Sorry about the boring comment, hazards of being a dentist.

  4. Mel 6th August 2015 / 1:11 am

    I loved this post! I’m forever thinking of new ways to keep myself hydrated, love the tip about fruit and veg with high water content! And I had a good old giggle at the tracking your urine one!

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