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Ensuring proper hydration for our outdoor summer activities is a must so that our children can enjoy their summer staying healthy and without any interruption.
During the summer, my children attend mostly sports camps. They mainly y swim for a swim team for 2 months of the summer. Since swim team translates into many hours of being in the heat, I need to make sure my children are fully hydrated during their practice and during swim meets. Swim practices are rigorous and swim meets are long, easily up 4 hours of competition so staying hydrated is a must to maintain a balance of body fluids and ensure optimal performance in their swim. So, I make sure each of my kids keep at least one bottle of water in their swim bags.
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the importance of Water as the Key Ingredient in a Healthy Lifestyle, but water is also a the key ingredient for a safe and health summer.
When our children or ourselves for that matter, stay in the heat for a prolonged time, it becomes necessary to sip water frequently and drink before, during, and after vigorous activity. Children may not realize that even when playing in the pool or swimming, the body continues to loose body fluids through sweat, which is not replaced unless you replenish them through proper hydration. Below are a few tips to ensure proper hydration for your summer outdoor activities.
Tips to Ensure Proper Hydration for Your Summer Outdoor Activities
- Keep a bottle of water handy. Water is actually the best source of hydration out there.
- Be sure to eat fruits and vegetables, which are great sources of water, daily not only to stay hydrated, but also to maintain optimal health.
- After each trip to the restroom, drink a glass of water to replenish your fluids. Light yellow urine means your children is healthy hydrated; otherwise, if it is dark, your children need to drink lots of water.
- Add a slice of lemon, lime, and/or mint to your water to give it some flavor without adding any extra calories.
- Avoid high sugar content like fruit juices, sodas and even caffeinated drinks because they are slow to absorb into the body. I know, I love my coffee, but I actually do not to drink it for hydration purposes, but for “pick me up” purposes! 😉
- Tell your children “if you aren’t urinating, you’re not drinking enough”. They should probably drink every half-hour.
Whether you and your children are planning to go for walks, ride your bikes, play any sports or just relax by the poolside, it’s important that you and your children stay safe and stay hydrated.
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