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The Importance of Staying Hydrated This Summer

Article By: Mena Turi

You know the Dos Equis commercial where the most interesting man in the world says, “Stay thirsty my friends?” Is staying thirsty all the time good for you? One of the most important items to pack in your adventure bag is your water bottle as this travel essential will help you stay hydrated throughout the day.  Not only can we offer you a one of a kind water bottle, but we can customize it to your liking - the possibilities are truly endless! For more information about our water bottles, visit our promo page today. 


How much should you be drinking?

When you are sitting in the office you should be drinking two to three cups PER HOUR! As the American Academy of Family Physicians puts it, when you're exercising you should be drinking...

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17 to 20 ounces of water 2 to 3 hours before you start exercising.

8 ounces of water 20 to 30 minutes before you start exercising or during your warm-up.

7 to 10 ounces of water every 10 to 20 minutes during exercise.

8 ounces of water no more than 30 minutes after you exercise.


Overall, while you are exercising it is especially important to drink water so your body can function the proper way.



Don't let those numbers scare you as you can stay hydrated throughout the day in many ways by...

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  • Enjoying fruits and non-starchy vegetables such as grapes, watermelon, tomatoes, and lettuce.  
  • Always carrying a reusable water bottle! At O'Brien, we offer a large variety of unique and customizable water bottles that are designed to fit every budget. 
  • Drinking before, during, and after you exercise.
  • Not mistaking thirst for hunger. When you feel hungry, don’t go to food right away… go to water instead as many times we mistake thirst for hunger. This will not only benefit your body in the long run, but also your wallet!

What to stay away from when you're dehydrated?

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  • Sugary drinks and foods
  • Fruit juices
  • Coffee 
  • Alcohol

While we all have our favorite food and beverage "vice," these can all cause you to get more dehydrated because of the sugars and artificial flavoring in them. Use caution with any of these foods and drinks while you're dehydrated. 


What's so bad about being dehydrated?

Although you may think drinking water is not a big deal, it is! If you don't stay hydrated throughout the day it can cause you to have swollen feet, heat stroke, headaches, constipation, fatigue, and muscle cramps. Save yourself the doctors trip and go purchase a water bottle for yourself and those you love! 

At O'Brien we offer a wide variety of ways to help you stay hydrated throughout the summer. Take a glance at some of our products today! 

Before you head out to enjoy the beautiful summer weather, make sure your loved ones are prepared to stay hydrated. Contact us TODAY so we can help you discover your best beverage bottle!