During the summer months, air conditioning, cold beverages, and less clothing seems to be the recipe to survive the warm, humid weather conditions. Those who spend a good portion of the day in the outdoors, especially when you are highly active, need to know how to beat the heat in Florida. AAA Water Team has a few solutions for you. Below we have compiled some tips to beat the heat with nature’s beverage; water.
Carry a Water Bottle With You
Biggest tip, carry an adequate size of cool water with you. There is excellent water containers you can purchase that are reusable that you can fill your home’s filtered water in to drink throughout the hot day. Water is the healthiest, drink that can’t pack on pounds or do any of the other negative effects other beverages can do.
Replenish Lost Water
For those that need of a little more convincing than that, let’s dig a little deeper. Water is essential to all living life; people cannot survive very long without it. Human beings are actually made of up approximately two thirds of water. In normal daily activities, we lose some of that water. For example, when you urinate, defecate, sweat, spit, and even in smaller doses during an exhale. Add a hot day to the equation, and you expel more fluid. It is important to replenish the water we lose. Water regulates our body temperature, joint lubrication, extracting waste, and to protect our spinal cord along with other delicate tissue. When the summer heat is bearing down and during extreme exercising, a lot more water is lost from our bodies. Combine the heat and exercising, and your bodies are losing a substantial amount of water. It is imperative you drink sufficient amounts of water, even if you don’t necessarily feel parched.
Diuretic Drink List; Soda, Coffee, Tea & Beer
Consuming beverages that contain caffeine are not hydrating to you in the least. Soda, coffee, tea, or other caffeinated beverages are actually a diuretic and cause you to lose the water content instead of replenishing it. In several studies, it is recommended that women consume a minimum of 9 cups of water a day, and men drink 13 cups of water; more if you are outside during the heat or exercising. In a nut shell, thirsty or not, drink plenty of water and you will see the added comfort of beating the heat with drinking water.
Can You Sweat While Swimming?
Swimming in cool water is another way to beat the heat with water. Seems fairly obvious, but so does drinking water. Swimming in cold water doesn’t just help you beat the heat, but it also has a lot more beneficial gain. It helps burn calories, gets the blood pumping to better support your organs, and it can help boost your immune system. Just after a vigorous swim, consume a cup or two of water. Though you are shrouded in water, you still are sweating.
Whole Home Water Filtration Systems in Naples, Cape Coral, Fort Myers & Lehigh Acres, Florida
To better equip your home or business with sustaining water, consider either a filtration or purification system from AAA Water Team. We can improve the nutrients and remove the unnecessary particulates in your water for safe, healthy, and good tasting water to keep you hydrated this summer. Call us today to get started!