4 Reasons to Prioritize Hydration this Summer

Are you hydrated? You’ve heard it from your parents, your friends and even maybe a member of our staff at Arkansas Quick Care, stay hydrated. Drinking water is one of the best ways to ensure you stay healthy and continue to have fun this summer.

Even if your favorite activities don’t take you outdoors—we don’t blame you Arkansas summers are HOT—it’s still important to stay hydrated.

Find your best reusable water bottle and some purified water. Here are 4 reasons to prioritize hydration this summer.

1. You can think better when you are hydrated.

You need your brain functioning at peak performance to get through any day. A well-hydrated person can react quicker and think clearer. In fact, a sign of dehydration is confusion and lightheadedness. Drinking water will help you carry a conversation and improve a bad mood.

You are not yourself when you’ve got a headache. Staying hydrated is also a great way to prevent headaches. Even some migraines can be prevented with plenty of water.

2. Stay hydrated to keep having fun in the Arkansas summer sun!

Everyone knows to drink more water in the hot weather. Sweat is a good indicator that you’ve reached drink-water temperatures.

If you plan on spending any time out in the Arkansas heat this summer, work or play, take water with you. Water helps your internal organs function and maintain a balance of fluids. This means your body is better equipped to cool itself down. It lowers your heart rate and can even help prevent muscle soreness. Overall, it helps improve your ability to physically perform.

3. It’s easier to lose weight when you are drinking lots of water daily.

Did you know that your brain can confuse thirst with hunger? If you are trying to lose weight this summer, drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated has been proven to help appetite control.

Our best diet tip: keep your water bottle close and full of purified water. By the time you feel thirsty, your body has already reached a dehydrated state.

There are plenty of apps, challenges and strategies to help you drink more water. Do some research and find one that is right for you. Just make sure whichever one you use keeps you focused on how to prioritize hydration this summer.

4. Your body will thank you.

The above reasons are the benefits of drinking water that you will be able to appreciate right away; thinking power, performance boost and a curbed appetite. Water is also helping your insides in a way that you might not notice right away.

Did you know that staying hydrated is considered the best way to prevent coronary heart disease?

Your body is 60% to 70% water. All of your internal organs need water to function properly. If you make drinking water a habit, pretty soon you’ll notice the difference. Your skin will glow. Your digestive system will stop causing you discomfort with problems like constipation. You’ll have more energy and less fatigue.

However you and your family choose to spend this break, make sure you prioritize hydration this summer to keep everyone safe and healthy!