As the cooler months roll in, it's easy to forget to drink water. We often associate dehydration with hot summer days, but the truth is, our bodies still need plenty of water, even when temperatures drop. If you're finding it hard to drink enough water, here are six tips that may help.
Drink Up, Even When You're Not Thirsty
During winter, we may not feel as thirsty as we do in summer, but that doesn't mean our bodies require less water. In fact, the dry air and indoor heating can cause dehydration, as the moisture is continually drawn from our bodies. Make it a habit to sip on water throughout the day, even if you don't feel thirsty. Keep a reusable water bottle with you so you're constantly sipping throughout the day. Check out our range of drink bottles here.
Enjoy Herbal Teas and Warm Beverages
While reaching for a cold glass of water may not be the most appealing idea when it's freezing outside, you can still nourish your body with warm beverages. Herbal teas like chamomile, peppermint, or ginger are not only hydrating but also offer various health benefits. Hot water with lemon or a soothing cup of broth are also great alternatives to keep you warm and hydrated during winter. Experiment with different flavors and find the ones that make you feel cosy and refreshed.
Add Flavoured Water Drops to your Water
Make water fun with our range of VitalZing water drops. They're free from sugar and added nasties, not to mention, available in ten different flavours! Simply add a few drops to your glass of still or sparkling water for a fruity delight.
Moisturise from the Inside Out
Winter is notorious for wreaking havoc on our skin, leaving it dry and lacklustre. One way to combat this is by hydrating from the inside out. Drinking an adequate amount of water helps keep your skin supple and radiant. Additionally, consider adding foods with high water content to your diet, such as fruits and vegetables like watermelon, oranges, cucumbers, and celery. These foods not only contribute to your hydration but also provide essential vitamins and minerals to support overall health.
Be Mindful of Alcohol and Caffeine Consumption
During winter, it's tempting to indulge in hot chocolate, mulled wine, or that extra cup of coffee. While it's fine to enjoy these cosy beverages in moderation, be mindful of their diuretic effects. Alcohol and caffeine can increase urine production, leading to a higher risk of dehydration. Balance your intake by alternating these drinks with water or herbal teas to stay hydrated effectively.
Invest in a Reliable Water Filtration System
To ensure you're drinking clean and refreshing water throughout the year, investing in a reliable water filtration system is a game-changer. Winter is an ideal time to assess your water quality and make improvements if necessary. Our water filtration units can remove impurities, chlorine, and other contaminants, ensuring that every sip you take is pure and safe.
By adopting just a couple of these tips, you've got a great chance at keeping hydrated as it gets cooler. Stay warm, stay hydrated and enjoy the cooler months!