You Probably Need to Drink More Water – Here’s How to Stay Hydrated Once and For All

You Probably Need to Drink More Water – Here’s How to Stay Hydrated Once and For All

Summer revolves around water: weekends at the beach, laps at the pool, and sweat-drenched runs. But despite how much time we spend swimming and sweltering, many of us forget to drink our daily dose of H2O. Though recommendations vary, a general rule is to aim for half your body weight in ounces of water, more if you’re working out intensely or in the heat.

Water helps your body keep a normal temperature, lubricate your joints, protect your spinal cord and sensitive tissues, and flush your body of waste. Hydration is an important part of staying healthy and feeling great. It’s very important for runners as well because even being just slightly dehydrated can hurt performance.

As the days get hotter it becomes more and more important to stay hydrated, especially for that temperature regulation bit. Whatever your excuse for not drinking enough — you don’t like the taste, you’re too busy, you’re forgetful, not thirsty — here are some easy fixes to keep you hydrated through all your summer fun.

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