This is part of a series I’ve been creating for Azumio. Azumio is an app company dedicated to improve health and wellness by tracking sleep and steps, monitoring your glucose levels and heart rate, and providing exercise libraries and routines.
Staying hydrated is essential to your health. As we move throughout our day, we’re constantly losing water from breathing, sweating, moving, and the other processes happening in our bodies. The higher intensity our movement or the temperature is, the more water we lose. We can only get water from drinking water and eating foods.
As the weather heats up this time of year, hydration is even more important. You’re losing water faster to keep your core temperature cool and putting yourself at a greater risk to become dehydrated. Dehydration can, in it’s early stages feel like fatigue or headaches, and in it’s more mature stages can look like shock, not urinating, very dry skin, or dizziness.
How Much Water You Should Drink
When it comes down to how much water you should drink, there is an easy calculation to get a good starting point for how much you should drinking. Take your body weight and divide that in half. That number, in ounces, is a starting point for what you should be drinking per day. If you’re more active, you’re under the weather, you regularly drink coffee, tea, or other diuretics, or it’s warmer outside, you should be drinking more.
In addition to what you’re drinking, you can also stay hydrated by eating foods that are high in water content. There are plenty of fruits and vegetables that are in season in hotter months for you enjoy.