Essential Guide For Staying Hydrated This Summer

Post Date - Jun 27, 2023

Are you someone who finds drinking enough water challenging? As CDL-A drivers, it’s crucial that you’re adequately hydrated so you can perform on your a-game behind the wheel! So, if you’re someone who struggles to stay hydrated, no worries; Boyd Bros. has found plenty of ways to stay hydrated!

Try a water “recipe”

Many people cite the bland taste of water as one of the main reasons they don’t prioritize drinking it! But, from sports drinks full of electrolytes to plain bottles of water with different flavors and syrups, there are plenty of recipes for elevating your hydration levels!

  • Add fresh fruit or citrus
  • Stir in a sugar-free mix (like Mio or Stur)
  • Use your favorite kind of ice
  • Splash in some juice
  • Swap it out for seltzer water!

Water “recipes” are currently going viral on TikTok, with a seemingly endless number of mixes and syrups being used to enhance plain water and quench the desire for a sugary drink. From Orange Crush and Mountain Dew flavored mixes to pina colada and cotton candy syrups, scrolling through #watertok may just help you unlock better hydration!

Monitor your progress

It’s hard to make progress on something if you don’t have a way to see how far you’ve come! Hydration is so essential to our overall well-being that apps have been developed to help you monitor your water intake while simultaneously motivating you to stay hydrated! Some interactive hydration apps include Waterlogged which allows you to set a goal and then virtually fill up a water bottle equivalent to the cups of water you’re aiming to drink that day – this will enable you to visualize your progress. It also gives you alerts when you’re in need of a hydration boost!

You can also work drinking water into your daily routine if you find yourself simply forgetting! Drink a glass of water every time you brush your teeth or finish one with each meal. This will make drinking water a regular part of your daily routine and will support your hydration.

The risks of dehydration

It is incredibly easy to become dehydrated, and the CDC has reported that 75% of American adults suffer from chronic dehydration, a syndrome characterized by drinking only 2.5 ounces of water daily. (The recommended amount averages 13.5 cups!)

Being dehydrated can be a significant risk to your health and can even lead to a hospital visit and IV fluids. Proper hydration provides oxygen to vital organs, including your heart and kidneys. You can suffer from kidney failure, loss of consciousness, low blood pressure, and shock due to dehydration. If you are not adequately hydrated, you are also at risk for increased joint pain, a weakened immune system, and premature aging.

At Boyd Bros, we don’t just encourage you to fill up on water – we also have a full range of amazing truck driving opportunities open now! Connect with us today to learn more about what CDL-A drivers enjoy at Boyd.