Beat the summer heat!

Beat the summer heat!

Hack your hydration with tips from Mercy Fitness Center.

Protect yourself from dehydration! Water is the primary component of o9ur cells, organs, and tissues. We lose a significant portion of water through sweat in an effort to cool down and regulate our body temperature. In order to maintain a baseline level of functionality, this fluid loss must be replenished!

Fuel for Thought

Water makes up about 75% of brain mass but it’s often overlooked as a significant nutrient that influences physical AND mental performance. As much as 2% reduction in brain hydration can result in short-term memory loss and trouble with math computations. Here are a few creative ways to up your water intake!

4 Hydration Habits to Help You Perform

  1. Drink a tall glass of water first thing in the morning
  2. Don’t skimp on produce. Consuming at least 5 servings of vegetables and fruits each day can allot for up to 20% of your daily fluid needs
  3. Invest in a water bottle. Having a reusable water bottle on hand is an easy way to ensure you’re staying on top of your hydration needs. 
  4. Break up the monotony. Some ways to obtain cellular hydration and break up the monotony of plain water are to add diced fruit, veggies, or herbs like mint or basil.