How to Stay Hydrated in the Summer

How to Stay Hydrated in the Summer

The temperatures are getting hotter and the days are getting longer which can only mean one thing – Summer has arrived! We’re already seeing temperatures in the upper 90’s here in Wrightsville Beach, and there’s no doubt that we’ll be feeling the heat for awhile to come. During the hot Summer months is it so important to hydrate your body so that you can feel your best and have lots of energy. Today’s post is going to focus on our top tips, and some tasty recipes, so you can stay hydrated this Summer.

How to Stay Hydrated in the Summer: Why it’s important to hydrate

Our bodies are comprised of millions of cells that are constantly replenishing themselves every second of every day. In order for us to maintain optimal health, we need to keep these cells healthy and alive. There’s no better way to do that than with proper hydration. When our bodies are hydrated every system in our body functions better (i.e. digestive, cognitive, etc.).

Here’s a tip to remember: if you find yourself feeling thirsty, there’s a chance you may be dehydrated. The trick is to keep yourself hydrated using the tips below so you prevent your body from getting thirsty in the first place.

How to Stay Hydrated in the Summer: Drink up!

One of the easiest ways to stay hydrated is to drink water. A great ruHow to Stay Hydrated in the Summer www.SurfBerry.comle of thumb for making sure you drink enough water each day is to take your body weight, divid it in half, and that is the amount of ounces of water you should have each day. For example, if you weigh 150 lbs., you should consume at least 75 ounces of fresh, filtered water every day. Need some help getting your water in? Keep a reusable water bottle with you while you work and play, refilling it when necessary, and you’ll be surprised how much you can drink during the day!

Another great way to stay hydrated is with coconut water. We love coconut water here at SurfBerry and stock it daily in our coolers.

How to Stay Hydrated in the Summer: Eat your fruits and veggies

There are many fruits and vegetables that are naturally hydrating and are grown in the hot Summer months. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Watermelon
  • Pineapple
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Strawberries & Blueberries
  • Grapefruit
  • Cantaloupe
  • Zucchini & Summer Squash

Many of our organic juices and superfood smoothies have these hydrating foods in them, so make sure you stop on by SurfBerry and give them a try when you’re in need of some hydration!

How to Stay Hydrated in the Summer: Hydrating recipes

Watermelon Green Juice

Minty Melon Morning Green Juice

Watermelon, Mint & Feta Salad (with Green Goddess Dressing) 

Dragonfruit Breakfast Bowl



We’d love to hear from you! What’s your favorite way to stay hydrated in the Summer?

Get a Big Dose of Vitamin L at SurfBerry

Our mission is to bring the energizing, healing powers of super foods and organic juicing to Wrightsville Beach, while educating people on the life enhancing qualities of healthier eating and active living. It’s all about LIFESTYLE (Vitamin L); we believe the cleaner you eat, the more energy you will have, and then more fun activities you can enjoy. Recent studies show just how impactful Vitamin L can be to your overall health, including a decreased risk for degenerative diseases like heart disease and diabetes in both men and women. We’d love for you to come and get a big does of vitamin L at SurfBerry and learn why a healthy lifestyle is the best way to live!

Get a Big Dose of Vitamin L at SurfBerry: 3 Simple Ways to Increase Your Vitamin L

1). Eat clean.

Eating foods rich in vitamins and nutrients is the way to go when it comes to good health! This means lots aGet a Big Dose of Vitamin L at SurfBerry www.SurfBerry.comnd lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats (like seeds and nuts), and lean proteins – whole foods that aren’t found in boxes or bags. Aim for 9-13 servings of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables daily. Green smoothies are a great way to get a lot of those servings in. When you limit the processed foods and incorporate more whole foods into your diet, your body will thrive and you’ll have more energy to do all the activities you love. Check out some of our past blog posts for easy ways to get clean foods into your body: 5 Superfoods You Need In Your Diet & Health Benefits of Leafy Greens.

2). Spend quality time with your loved ones.

Get a Big Dose of Vitamin L at SurfBerry www.SurfBerry.comThey say laughter is the best medicine, and here at SurfBerry we couldn’t agree more. Spending quality time with yourself and your loved ones is one of the most important things you can do for your health, because it helps you de-stress and focus on what’s really important in life. Our favorite way to do that is by taking a technology detox 1 day each week. Shut down your phone, stay off the computer, and do something fun with your loved ones. When the weather is nice the best choice is to unwind at Wrightsville Beach of course! (Make sure you stop by to see us to grab a healthy snack!) You’ll return back to work and your daily obligations feeling refreshed and renewed.

3). Get outside and be active.

Get a Big Dose of Vitamin L at SurfBerry www.SurfBerry.comMoving your body is another great way to reduce stress and increase your happiness. Wrightsville Beach is the water sports capital of the East Coast – surfing, fishing, paddleboarding, running, kayaking, walking, swimming are just some of the many amazing things to do in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. We offer a wide array of beach rentals – including paddle board and kayak rentals – and fun activities – like surfing lessons and paddle board excursions. Anything you need to enjoy some quality time by yourself or with your loved ones you can find here at SurfBerry! Warning – instant happiness and a stress-free day are often side effects 🙂

We’d love to hear from you! What’s your favorite way to increase your Vitamin L?