Why You Need To Stay Hydrated In This Heat With The Jar Healthy Vending
Updated: Jan 20
Finally, Summer appears to be here and while it might be tempting to head to the local park with a picnic hamper and a chilled bottle of rose, that’s not really what your body and mind need to stay optimally hydrated in this heat. It’s absolutely essential that you stay on top of your water intake to avoid dehydration. Water makes up to 60% of our overall body weight and is regularly lost throughout the day via urine, sweat, breathing as well as evaporating through the skin.
If you are physically active and enjoy sweating it out, challenging your strength and endurance as the mercury rises, then it’s even more critical that you are drinking enough of natures own elixir, H20. Here at The Jar healthy vending machines in London, we applaud anyone who takes their diet and nutrition goals seriously so carry on running and cycling, but please make sure you are regularly taking on board enough of the correct fluids.
What Happens When You Get Dehydrated?
Just 1% dehydration can have a negative impact on your mental and physical well being. Mild symptoms include a dry mouth, headaches and loss of concentration with more serious side effects being potentially fatal. Failure to drink enough, especially when you’re sweating more than normal, can quickly lead to dehydration. A good reference point is to check the colour of your urine. The darker it is, the more dehydrated your body is. So check your pee in this heat! If your urine isn’t a pale straw colour, it’s already time to top up the liquid refreshment.
How Much Water Does The Body Need?
How much water the body requires is a matter of considerable debate and of course, we’re all different shapes and sizes. General nutritional sources recommend a minimum of 8 glasses of fluid per day, increasing that even further when it’s particularly hot. Remember, you can get water from pretty much all the fluids you drink but sorry to say that strong alcoholic drinks like that bottle of rose don’t count towards this daily quota! Quite the contrary as alcohol will dehydrate the body even further as it’s a diuretic.
Does It Matter Which Drinks You Choose?
This is a good question. Water is hands down your best option and surprisingly more thirst-quenching and refreshing than you might appreciate.
Plenty of non-alcoholic drinks help contribute towards topping up those hydration levels, including tea and coffee, fruit juices and smoothies, sodas and sports drinks. Many also contain added essential vitamins and minerals that can promote further beneficial well-being effects. Be warned though, many fizzy drinks contain alarmingly high levels of sugar, associated with type 2 diabetes, as well as contributing towards dental erosion and damaging tooth enamel.
What To Try From The Jar Healthy Vending Range?
The Jar Healthy Vending has made it easier than ever before to stay on top of your fluid intake with its range of healthy and herb-infused No1 Botanical waters. Available in both still and sparkling options and with extracts of tantalising and delicious ingredients like Rosemary, Mint, Juniper and Thyme, beat the summer heat, boost your hydration levels and enjoy a whole host of added benefits besides with this innovative range of infused water. It’s H20 but not as you know it!
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Why not explore The Jar - Healthy Vending machines in London product range and pick out your favourite new summer liquid refreshment to support those health, body and well-being goals.