Summer’s inching its way towards us, and chances are you’ve already planned your holiday and replaced your sweaters for singlets. There’s a lot to look forward to – days on the beach, barbies out back with family and friends and a ‘good mood’ feel in the air. The only real downside to the hotter months is the increased risk of dehydration.

Being dehydrated can affect you in more ways than you can imagine. We break down the ways staying hydrated can benefit your skin, body and mood.

Skin

Staying hydrated promotes skin circulation, so your skin can continue to repair itself naturally. Water also flushes out toxins, so your skin looks dewy and fresh. The harsh summer sun can easily dry out skin, leaving it looking tired and thirsty. Keep hydrated to stay looking alive!

Body

Your body is composed of around 60% water. It needs to stay hydrated to function properly and to maintain the balance of bodily fluids. Water assists with regular bowel movements, alleviates pain (headaches are often our bodies crying out for help) and energizes muscles. Cells that don’t maintain their normal balance of fluids and electrolytes shrivel up, which can result in muscle fatigue.

Sometimes our bodies trick us into thinking we’re hungry when we’re actually just dehydrated and need a glass of water. Staying hydrated will help you consume fewer unnecessary calories, which will leave you feeling healthier and less sluggish.

Mood

Being properly hydrated will help you feel happier, more focused and energetic. Water can prevent hangovers, which will be handy for the holiday period and boost productivity (for when the break is over!).

Our overall health and appearance benefit from hydration, so keep hydrated this summer. If you struggle to swallow your daily intake of water, follow these tips.

Tips to Stay Hydrated:

• Invest in a reusable drink bottle so you can carry it around with you wherever you go.

• Download an app that reminds you to drink water.

• Keep a water cooler bottle nearby.

• Try out fun infused water recipes like adding a citrus kick.

• Eat more fruits and vegetables that have a high water content.

If you want convenient access to filtered water, we can help you out. Big Wet provides spring water delivery in Melbourne and other locations in Australia. We have water coolers for the home and office, making it easy to stay hydrated all year around.