10 Important Things To Know About Staying Hydrated In SummerSummer is here and that means the mercury is going up. As you spend more time enjoying the outdoors upping your water intake become more important. Staying hydrated is important whether you are out for a run or hanging out at the beach. Here we will look at a few things you should know about staying hydrated this summer.
Know How Much You NeedThe most important thing you should know about summer hydration is how much water you should be drinking each day. In years past many of us subscribed to the notion of 8 glasses a day as our goal. But is this really the ideal amount? The National Institute of Medicine states that an adequate intake (AI) of water for men is around 13 cups (3 liters) a day. The AI for women is about 9 cups (2.2 liters) a day. What they also note is that this consumption does not have to be just water. It also includes other beverages and foods with high water content.