It’s getting hot out there! Because you’re sweating so much, it is much easier to become dehydrated in the summer. The jury’s still out on exactly how much water you should be drinking, but the standard is about eight 8-ounce glasses per day. It’s called the 8×8 rule and it’s easy to follow. In order to stay on track, some experts recommend sipping on water all day whether or not you’re thirsty. Of course, every individual’s body is different and should be treated as such. Certain internal and external factors play a role with everyone. Either way, water delivery throughout the summer can help keep you hydrated, focused, and energized.
Countless studies show that brain function and energy levels can decrease if you aren’t well-hydrated throughout the day. You might feel sleepy, you might struggle to focus, and you might get a headache. Mild dehydration can decrease brain function and reduce endurance; just imagine what more severe dehydration could do. Staying hydrated can help with constipation, cancer prevention, kidney stones, and skin hydration.
Not only is dehydration more common in the summer, statistics show that as many as 75% of Americans are dehydrated during any given point in the year. That’s because most adults in the United States drink far less than the recommended daily intake of water. In fact, if you feel thirsty, you might already be on your way to dehydration. The good news is that it doesn’t take long to rehydrate. One study by The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that participants were rehydrated in just 45 minutes after drinking 2 bottles of water. Considering how easy it is to become dehydrated in normal circumstances, think about how that changes when it’s hot outside. When you’re out in the heat, be sure to compensate for the excess fluid loss.
A great way to make sure you stay on track with your water consumption is by scheduling water deliveries. Forget constant trips to the grocery store to pick up water, or simply “forgetting” to drink water because you don’t have any clean, filtered water nearby. With Finken, water is delivered water right to your home or business. Making clean water so easily accessible to your family and coworkers will encourage them to hydrate.
If you’re thirsty, start thinkin’ Finken!