When temperatures drop, it’s essential to remain hydrated. However, you might not think as much about drinking water when you’re not sweating it out in the heat. Below are a few tips for maintaining good hydration through the fall season, which can help boost your immune system, maintain a healthy weight, and even encourage better sleep.
Infuse your water with fall flavors
Plain water can be boring, so consider mixing it up with some classic fall flavors. Add a cinnamon stick and some apple slices to a pitcher of water and let it infuse in the fridge overnight for a delightfully flavored refreshment to enjoy all day long. Other classic fall-inspired infusions might include ginger root and rosemary, orange and star anise, or cranberry and pear. Infused water allows you to enjoy more flavor in your water without adding extra calories—and you may even get some extra nutrients depending on the ingredients you choose for your infusions.
Enjoy more fall fruits & vegetables
Hydration doesn’t just come from what you drink. Plenty of foods are hydrating as well because they’re primarily composed of water. Enjoy some fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season this fall to amp up your hydration. Some hydrating seasonal selections include:
Sip on some caffeine free tea
When the weather cools off, you may be tempted to reach for a hot drink. Unfortunately, many hot beverages like sweetened chai tea and pumpkin spice lattes are loaded with sugar and high fat dairy products. Swap out these calorie-filled choices with a cup of caffeine-free tea and a splash of unsweetened alt-milk like oat or almond milk.
Your health is important in every season, and Walmart Health Virtual Care is here for you whenever you need a quick checkup or care for seasonal illnesses like the cold or flu.