DealDash Stays Hydrated: Water Intake During Summer

Whew, it’s hot out there! Let’s stay hydrated this summer with lots of extra water. Don’t worry, it’s easy!

As the summer sun blazes on and the temperatures keep rising, it’s crucial to stay hydrated. Water is our best friend during these hot months, and making sure we drink enough is essential for enjoying the activities summer has to offer. So, let’s dive into why water is so important and some easy, practical ways to keep your family hydrated. Read on for some helpful tips and tricks from DealDash, your hydration expert.

Why Hydration Matters

First things first, let’s talk about why staying hydrated is so important. Water plays a vital role in keeping our bodies functioning properly. It helps regulate our body temperature, keeps our joints lubricated, and supports our digestion. During summer, when we’re sweating more due to the heat, we lose a lot of water, making it even more important to replenish our fluids.

But hydration isn’t just about avoiding dehydration—it’s also about feeling our best. When we’re well-hydrated, we have more energy, our skin looks better, and we can think more clearly. Plus, drinking enough water can help prevent headaches and keep our mood in check. Who knew water could do so much?

Easy Ways to Stay Hydrated

Now that we know why hydration is key, let’s talk about some fun and easy ways to make sure your family is getting enough water. Follow these tips and you’re sure to stay happy and hydrated this summer.

1. Infuse Your Water with Flavor

Plain water can sometimes get a little boring, especially for kids. A great way to make drinking water more exciting is to infuse it with natural flavors. You can add slices of fruits like lemon, lime, strawberries, or cucumber. Fresh herbs like mint or basil also add a refreshing twist. Not only does this make the water taste better, but it also looks beautiful and inviting.

If this isn’t enough flavor for you, there are tons of water flavorings out there. You can get them in different forms, like powder sticks, on-the-go squeezy bottles, and large flavor syrups. My personal favorite is the sugar-free Skinny Syrups from Jordan. I have a whole “hydration station” at home with tons of different flavors that I like to mix together. It’s easier to keep cool when you are sipping cold water all day long.

2. Set Hydration Goals

Sometimes, all we need is a little reminder to keep drinking water. Set hydration goals for the day and keep track of how much everyone is drinking. You can use fun water bottles with measurement markers to help track intake. Make a game out of it with your kids by seeing who can reach their water goal first. It’s a great way to encourage healthy habits and a bit of friendly competition. There are also lots of free apps you can get that will remind you when it’s time to drink water.

3. Eat Water-Rich Foods

Did you know that you can hydrate through your diet too? Many fruits and vegetables have high water content and can contribute to your daily hydration needs. Watermelon, cucumbers, oranges, and strawberries are all delicious, hydrating options. Incorporate these into snacks and meals to give your family an extra hydration boost. Popsicles made from 100% fruit juice are also a fun, hydrating treat for those hot afternoons.

Keeping Hydration Handy – DealDash Can Help

One of the best ways to ensure you and your family stay hydrated is to always have water easily accessible. Keep water bottles filled and within reach at all times. Encourage your kids to take their water bottles wherever they go—whether it’s to the park, the pool, or just playing in the backyard. When water is always available, it’s much easier to remember to drink it.

Also, a pitcher of cold, infused water on the kitchen counter can be a constant reminder for everyone to grab a glass throughout the day. You can even get creative and let the kids help prepare the infused water, choosing their favorite fruits and herbs to add.

Now that you know how important water is to stay cool, it’s time to go to DealDash and get some supplies. You will find water bottles, pitchers, and even countertop ice makers. All of these things make water easier to drink, therefore, you’re more likely to do it!

Thanks for Reading

Staying hydrated is a simple way to ensure your family enjoys a healthy and happy summer. With these easy tips, you can make drinking water an effortless part of your daily routine. Remember, hydration isn’t just about avoiding thirst—it’s about keeping your body and mind in top shape to fully enjoy all the sunny days ahead. If you feel thirsty, you’re already on your way to dehydration. So time for a sip of water! Thanks for reading, and happy summer everyone!

This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. Check out Dawn and her cats on Instagram! This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.