Autumn Hydration: Nurturing your health this season

Autumn Hydration: Nurturing your health this season

With the change of season fast approaching, the cooler temperatures can sometimes lull us into a false sense of security when it comes to staying hydrated. Whilst we might not feel as thirsty as we did during the summer months, maintaining proper hydration should always remain just as crucial for our overall health in autumn. So, let's explore the role of hydration during this beautiful season and why it should still be a priority.

Cooler weather = same needs
Although you might not sweat as much in autumn, your body’s need for water doesn’t decrease. Our heating systems and cool dry air can lead to increased moisture loss through respiration and evaporation from the skin. Meaning it’s so important that you drink an adequate amount of water to remain hydrated.

Immune system support
Autumn often marks the beginning of the cold and flu season. Staying hydrated helps keep your immune system functioning effectively. Proper hydration also supports the immune system in fighting off infections.

Glowing skin
The drop in humidity during autumn can leave your skin feeling dry and itchy. Drinking enough water can help maintain your skin’s moisture levels and prevent it from becoming dull and flaky. Proper hydration can give your skin a healthy, radiant glow even in the cooler months.

Balanced energy levels
Maintaining proper hydration can help you combat the fatigue that sometimes comes with seasonal changes.

Mood and mental clarity
Dehydration can affect your mood and cognitive function, leading to feelings of irritability and difficulty concentrating. Staying hydrated can help you maintain a positive outlook and mental clarity during the autumn months.

 To ensure you stay hydrated this autumn, I would consider these tips:

  1. Carry a reusable water bottle

Having a water bottle with you throughout the day serves as a reminder to drink regularly. Investing in a water bottle with time stamps can also be hugely beneficial when tracking your water intake.

  1. Eating hydrating foods

Incorporating foods with higher water content, such as soups, stews, and fruits like watermelon and oranges can add to your water intake.

Like it or loathe it the change of season always means making a few changes. But adequate hydration shouldn’t be something that decreases in the cooler months.


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