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Hydration in the Cooler Months

14 March 2023

The weather is still hot, we are still swimming in the pool and sweating up a storm at the gym and at work, but technically, it is now Autumn. Before we know it, the sun will start setting earlier, the mornings will become that touch darker, and the temperature will very slowly start to drop.

A lot of people have trouble drinking water when it is cooler or cold.  And we use the term ‘cold’ loosely here in Western Australia. Parts of our state are still very warm throughout autumn and winter.  Most of us tend to associate being thirsty and dehydrated with hot and humid days and sweating, but are you aware that we can still get dehydrated in cooler weather also? Autumn and winter dehydration is a very real problem.  Just because we cannot see or feel ourselves sweating does not mean that are bodies are not losing water.

Dehydration is either caused by not drinking enough fluids, or if we are losing more fluids than we are taking in.  This makes your body unable to function at its best, and this only worsens the more dehydrated you are. Most adults aim for approximately 2L of water per day, but the amount of water you need daily will depend on your diet, climate, level of physical exercise, whether you have a physical job, or if you have been unwell.

Regardless of the outside temperature, your body loses moisture throughout the day through perspiration, breathing and other normal bodily functions.  But because people don’t usually associate dehydration with cold weather, making sure they get enough water is usually not on the top of their to do list.  Dehydration can actually be a significant threat in the cooler months simply due to lack of awareness. People tend to get less thirsty in cooler weather, but being less thirsty does not mean you are better hydrated.

You know when you are cold outside, and you can see your breath in front of you? That is actually water leaving your body.  The heavier and faster you breath in the cold, the more water (or vapour) you will lose with each breath.

Need help to stay hydrated in the cooler months? Here are some of our top tips!

  • Don’t rely on being thirsty before you have a drink of water.Decide how much water you want to drink each day, set a goal and slowly sip throughout the day.
  • Always have water with you in a refillable water bottle. If this is something that you already do in the summer, carry the habit through into the cooler months to help smash your hydration goals.
  • If you have difficulty drinking cold water, try including some herbal teas into your diet to help boost your fluid intake.
  • Try and reduce your alcohol, coffee and caffeinated drink intake.Caffeine can promote dehydration in the body.
  • Make sure you drink plenty of water before, during and after any physical activity.
  • Make sure you have a diet that includes a variety of fruits and vegetables. Not only are these foods healthy for you, they are also packed full of water and help boost your hydration goals.
  • If you are feeling unwell with a cold, or are unlucky enough to get the flu, make sure you drink extra water!Being unwell can dehydrate you must faster.

How can Waterchoice help you meet your hydration goals?

Our drinking water in WA is heavily chlorinated and has all sorts of nasty smells and tastes to it.  When our water tastes nice, we tend to drink more. A 5 stage reverse osmosis water filtration system from Waterchoice can help you are your family stay hydrated, and also ensure your filtered water is clean from any contaminants.

Waterchoice specialises in 5 stage reverse osmosis water filtration.  We believe that it is the best, and it is all we do.  Each of our systems can produce up to 300L of chilled filtered water every day, so you will never ever run out of water.  Say goodbye to bulky water bottles, and tap water that smells like the local swimming pool.

Each of our systems comes in floor standing and bench top varieties, and each can come in hot/cold or room temperature/cold options.

And what about our price guarantee?

Well, I am glad you asked!

Rental of a Waterchoice drinking water filtration system comes with a price guarantee. Our systems are only $15 per week, and we guarantee to never charge you anything extra.  This fixed fee includes:

  • Free installation
  • Free servicing
  • Free maintenance and parts
  • Free call outs
  • Free relocation (within the same town)
  • All with Local Service Technicians throughout WA that are available to service all your water needs

We usually offer 2 weeks free on our standard 12 month contract, but if you mention this article, we will give you ONE MONTH FREE!!

Now go on, have a sip of water.  Your body will thank you for it!



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