In the summertime, one of the most important things you can do for
your health is to drink more water. Proper hydration is always essential for your
body, but you lose water much faster in the heat of summer, so you may
need to consume one or two extra glasses of water each day to compensate.
Here is a closer look at why you should prioritize your hydration.
Thirst can aggravate allergies
When you are not
properly hydrated, your body may react with asthma or allergy symptoms caused by histamines
rationing water in the body. These reactions may become very severe when
summer allergens like grass are in abundance, so you should drink extra
water each day to help you breathe easier all summer.
Dehydration can lead to serious illness
Along with allergies, dehydration can bring on nausea, digestive issues,
fatigue, joint pain, and headaches. In the higher temperatures, these
symptoms can arise quickly and necessitate a trip to the emergency room—particularly
for children and elderly individuals. Chronic dehydration caused by a
persistent lack of water consumption can slow down your metabolism, reduce
brain function, and cause you to experience extreme fatigue.
Thirst can come too late
By the time your body triggers the sensation of thirst, you may already
be significantly dehydrated. Therefore, you should drink plenty of water
throughout the day—even when you don’t feel thirsty—to
ensure that you are not causing your body to ration water in your cells
before triggering thirst.
With the holistic healing program at Optimum Health Institute, you can
explore a variety of ways to naturally improve your health and promote
wellness of the mind, body, and spirit. Three week-long sessions are included
in the program, and they may be taken consecutively or independently.
Each session features classes and activities such as raw dieting, exercise,
journaling, and meditation to renew and awaken the spirit while focusing
the mind and cleansing the body. To learn more about the OHI program,
call (800) 993-4325 or visit