Stay hydrated this Spring!

We all know the importance of drinking water to keep hydrated. Cue the voice of our doctors telling us to drink 2 litres of water a day. In reality, though, most of us aren’t achieving this, particularly during spring. With the warmer days, we’re often trading in water for iced coffees and glasses of rosé by the pool.

It is incredibly easy to dehydrate (and sunburn) this season. Let’s explore what dehydration is and how you can avoid it.

 

Why is hydration important?

Because your doctor said so. 

But also, because your doctor knows that your body literally depends on water to survive. Water is responsible for the functioning of every organ, cell and tissue. Your body also uses water to remove waste, for joint lubrication and to maintain your temperature.

It is also important to note that a lack of water will thicken your blood. This means that your heart works harder. Your body’s ability to recognize dehydration also decreases as you age. Keeping hydrated will, therefore, ensure that thirst triggers continue to send to your brain.

 

Common signs of dehydration  

  •         Constant headaches
  •         Nausea/dizziness
  •         Muscle cramping
  •         Drowsiness
  •         Flushed skin
  •         Dry mouth
  •         Dark-coloured urine

Ways to get hydrated

Always have a water bottle on you

Drinking water throughout the day will help you stave off dehydration. So, make sure that you’re constantly sipping water all day! Make it your personal challenge to drink 2 litres a day.

Feast on water-rich veggies and fruits

Take advantage of all of the fruits and veggies of the season. You can get a lot of water from fresh produce. This includes watermelon, lettuce, celery, apples and oranges. Time to stock up and add these items to your grocery list!

Hydrating VitaFuzion IV Vitamin drips

Increase your water intake (averages at 35ml/kg) by booking our hydrating IV Vitamin drips. Fun fact: our entire range has hydrating properties, so pick the one you like most.

Have a healthy, happy and hydrated spring with VitaFuzion by booking your hydrating IV Vitamin drip here.