Keep Cool. Drink Your Water!
We all know what summers can be like here in Montrose. Plenty of sunshine? Great. Thunderstorms, humidity, and soaring temps? Not so much. When temperatures rise, staying hydrated is key to keeping yourself healthy. What’s the solution? Drink up!
You’ve probably heard it a hundred times before, but drinking water is incredibly important to your health, no matter the season. Our bodies are comprised of over 50% water, and we need to replenish it consistently throughout the day. Not only does water provide the essential nutrients our bodies need, but it also keeps our systems running smoothly.
So what does this mean if you’re an active person who sweats up a storm while pedaling through a group cycling class or pushing through a free weight workout? The answer is simple: drink water and lots of it. Skip the dehydrating coffee and energy drinks and stick with refreshing water.
Don’t like the plain taste of water? That’s understandable, but we’ve got some solutions for you. Try adding fresh fruit, like lemon or cucumber, for a dash of flavor that won’t negate the hydrating effects.
Natural fruit and vegetables can also keep you hydrated, especially cucumbers, celery, strawberries, and watermelon. So to keep cool and hydrated, bring on the fruits and veggies!
Finally, keep in mind the importance of refueling while you sweat. If you’re planning to exercise at our gym in Montrose, start drinking water before you even begin — and continue throughout and after your workout. Even if you’re working out indoors, the humidity can drain your body faster than you might think.
You can also enjoy a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool at our Montrose gym — one more way that water will keep you cool!
So stay smart and stay hydrated this summer. And remember to enjoy those fruit and veggie snacks too!
Before you start an exercise program or make changes to your nutrition, it’s important to consult with your doctor. This article is intended for information and ideas and is not a substitute for professional care. When it comes to training, your doctor is the best person to help you determine the safest and healthiest approach, especially if you have chronic or recurring health concerns.