Staying hydrated is important throughout the year but with the weather warming up and the official start of summer soon approaching it is critical to stay hydrated throughout the day, especially if your daily activities bring on sweating!
Whether you are merely going about your usual work day, gardening, mowing lawns or working out, your body naturally loses water, so keeping your water intake up is important to avoid dehydration. When you begin to feel thirsty you are already behind in proper water intake.
How much water you need each day varies depending on what you are reading, however common thoughts range from 8 ounces 8 times per day (= 1/2 gallon) to calculating what you need based on your weight. Water not only benefits your overall health but it is also great to keeping your skin glowing!
I start each day with three filled bottles to keep me on track and then refill as needed. This is my not-so- new favorite bottle and I take it with me everywhere, 365 days of the year. It keeps my cold beverages ice cold for hours and the same for my morning coffee (I use this one for coffee) with no bottle taste. Both fit easily in my cars' cup holder and bag. This brand offers a variety of colors, prints and designs in three different sizes; I happen to have styles in all three sizes!
I happen to like the taste of water but sometimes I want something more and combining water with fresh fruit and herbs brings in great flavor. It's easy to add fruit and herbs directly into any water bottle but infuser bottles are easy to use, they keep your water and fruit/herbs separate and it's easier to remove the fruit/herbs when you want. You may remember this article where I shared my favorite combinations. This infuser bottle is the perfect size for me.
There are many water bottles out there and it's a matter of personal preference for design, size and style that works best for you. What's most important is to figure out the best way for you to get your daily water intake and be consistent....all year round!