Pitcher of water with lemon slicesAdding a slice of lemon or other fruits to water can give it a refreshing natural flavour.

Message offers tips for staying hydrated in the heat

Cells, tissues, and organs need water to work properly. Especially during the hot summer months, it can be a challenge to consume enough water throughout the day.

In a message sent Monday to UWindsor staff and faculty, Human Resources lists a series of tips to stay properly hydrated:

  • Carry a reusable water bottle everywhere you go. You are more likely to drink water if it is close to you.
  • Make a habit of drinking a glass of water every morning when you get up, before each meal and snacks.
  • Find an app for your smartphone that can help you track your water intake and remind you to drink water.
  • Add into your diet more fruits and vegetables with high water content, such as cantaloupe, strawberries, spinach, watermelon, peaches, bell peppers, and cucumbers.
  • Add a slice of lemon, lime, strawberries, or other fruits to your water to give it a natural flavour.

Read the entire Wellness Tip of the Week.