When we have water constantly available to us it’s easy to forget how important it is to stay hydrated. It’s in those situations, when we have water available, that we postpone drinking it and tend to prioritize other tasks. However, the consequences of this can be felt very quickly. You just need to be slightly dehydrated for your body to stop functioning at its best.
When we are dehydrated, we get tired faster, have more problems digesting our meals, and may even feel stressed or anxious at the end of the day. So, if you are someone who easily forgets to stay hydrated during your normal daily routine, you will need to pay special attention to your hydration levels during a hike. When you go on a hike, you will be pushing your body more than usual, and even if you don’t feel thirsty, you need to drink more water to replenish the water you will lose.
You will need to take into consideration the temperature, which can make you sweat more, and the intensity of your hike. These factors will determine how much water you will need to drink every hour. However, you need to remember that even if it’s cold you will have to drink water regularly. A great tip to make sure that your hydration levels are on top is to start hydrating before going on the hike. You don’t need to drink two liters of water but starting to hydrate your body before physical activities will give you more energy from the start.
If you keep forgetting to drink water because water by itself isn’t appealing to you, you can replace it with other drinks, like juice or iced tea (with no added sugars, since this will make you more dehydrated). You can even add lemon juice or coconut water to your water. It’s a great way to increase your intake of vitamins and minerals, which in turn, will help you maintain your hydration levels.
The idea of making your water more fun is great, if it makes you drink more, but you should steer away from certain drinks. Coffee or other caffeinated drinks aren’t advisable to take on a hike. Though it might quench your thirst at first, caffeine is known to accelerate the process of dehydration. Sugary drinks aren’t advisable either for the same reason. Besides, added sugars will only harm your health, which is exactly the opposite of what you want to achieve by going on a hike.
Taking the most suitable bottle for the hike will be taking one step ahead at remembering to drink water regularly. It’s important to have a water bottle that can be easily stashed in your backpack, in a place with easy access and easy to drink from as well. That’s when our reusable water bottles come in handy. Many of our models have an insulated water bottle with straw which will make it easy to drink from. You will also have to put your water bottle in a safe place, to avoid leakage. While you always should have that in mind, these water bottles are leak-proof and spill-proof, making them ideal for when you are on the move. If you bring your children on the adventure, don’t forget about their own kids insulated water bottle. Our insulated water bottles with handle are the perfect choice for when you go hiking or are traveling. Since you probably won’t have fresh water at your disposal, these water bottles can keep your water cold for 24 hours and your hot beverages hot for 12 hours. It can be great for when you go on a hike on a cold day, as they can keep your hot beverage hot throughout the whole hike. Besides, since they are made of stainless steel, you are guaranteed to always feel the fresh taste of water.
Only when you are on top of your hydration levels can you enjoy your ride. You will have energy and feel less tired and more alert. And if you feel that these water bottles can help you with that task, don’t hesitate to choose the one that best suits you.