While you’re busy enjoying your summer activities—whether it’s hiking, biking, fishing, camping, relaxing by the pool, or enjoying summer sports—don’t forget to stay hydrated You can chose between tap, bottled or alkaline water.

But first, what are the symptoms of dehydration to look out for?

The most common signs are:

  • Increased thirst
  • Dry mouth
  • Tired or sleepy
  • Decreased urine output
  • Urine is low volume and more yellow than normal
  • Headache
  • Dry skin
  • Dizziness

Severe Dehydration signs include:

  • No urine or very limited urine output
  • Dizziness that affects your ability to walk
  • Blood pressure drops when you stand up
  • Rapid heart rate that doesn’t settle
  • Fever
  • Poor skin elasticity (slowly goes back to normal position when pinched)
  • Lethargy, confusion, coma
  • Seizure
  • Shock

Obviously these symptoms are rare, but if you suspect someone with you is suffering seek immediate medical support.

But to Water….

We like alkaline water, and whilst the research is still in the embryonic stages, this is what they think so far…

Why is alkalinity important for your health?

It helps you combat acid overload by regulating your pH balance.  Not only will it help alleviate unpleasant symptoms, but it will also help boost your energy, support your immunity, support your weight loss program, promote a healthy heart, improve your cognitive function, promote healthy skin, ease back/joint pain, and aid your overall health and well-being.  What’s not to love?

Our favourite choices are either Liquid Chlorophyll by Natures Sunshine. We’ve used the product for several years now and our bodies just love it. Alternatively you can buy alkaline drops from Amazon.

Whether you chose to hydrate with Alkaline water or not, make sure you drink plenty of water to support you through the hot summer months. Maybe this summer isn’t a one off, who knows, but for now, look after your body and drink as much water as it needs.