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Best Way To Hydrate Fast

January 09, 2023 2 min read

If you are experiencing dehydration, there are several ways you can quickly get hydrated again...

What is dehydration?

Dehydration is when your body loses more fluids than it is taking in. This loss of fluid could be because of illness, sweating, or not drinking enough water. When your body loses as little as 2% of its fluids, you are considered dehydrated. If you struggle with not drinking enough water you’re not alone, about 70% of Americans are chronically dehydrated!



Signs that you are dehydrated:

  • Dry mouth
  • Dizzy or light headed
  • Tired
  • Dark urine
  • Dry skin
  • Headache

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms you may be dehydrated. Luckily, there are several things you can do to rehydrate quickly.

1. Drink an electrolyte mix or oral rehydration solution.

These drinks are full of sodium, potassium, and chloride that when put together can rehydrate your body faster than drinking water. They do this because when there is sodium in a drink, it can actually increase the amount you drink because it makes you more thirsty.

 

2. Eat something salty.

This method works similarly to electrolyte drinks. Salt makes you more thirsty and it helps your body to retain water. So, eating salty foods is actually a great way to rehydrate.

3. Eating fruits and vegetables.

Fruit and veggies hold a lot of water and consistently eating them is a way to rehydrate without even drinking anything. Some of the most hydrating fruits and veggies are…

  • Watermelon
  • Lettuce
  • Cucumber
  • Tomato
  • Oranges
  • Strawberries

 

4. IV Drip

This is only necessary if you are severely dehydrated. Most of the time when you need to go to the hospital for dehydration or illness they will use an IV Drip to rehydrate your body. However, it is becoming increasingly popular for people to go and get IV drips as a part of their self care routine. There are now places that offer IV Drip Therapy where you can create an IV that is catered to your health needs.


5. Have a water bottle with you at all times.

The easiest way to ensure that you are never dehydrated is to get yourself a good water bottle that makes it easy for you to drink water. HydroJug offers Jugs ranging from 24 oz - 128 oz as well as hydration accessories that make drinking water easier than ever.


One of the best things about HydroJug is that the bottles are large and easy to take with you. This means less refills, and you will always have water by your side no matter what you are doing. Our top tip? Fill your HydroJug up at night and put it in the fridge so you have cold water waiting for you in the morning. 


Remember to take a couple sips of water every hour, and set a hydration goal for yourself so you can be sure to drink enough water every day. If you want to know how much water you need, try our freeHydration Calculator.