25th August 2021
How to Stay Hydrated Whilst Travelling
Travelling in aeroplanes, trains, coaches, and even cruise ships can be the worst environment for draining all your moisture. The air in an aircraft cabin is drier than the Sahara Desert, with humidity levels between 10 and 20 percent. Trains and coaches are known for their continual air conditioning, which effectively draws out all the humidity in the air. This explains why you might experience that head-achy feeling and dried-out sensation in your nose and throat. To help you combat dehydration on your next trip, we’ve gathered some simple tips that will keep you feeling fresh throughout.
Steer Clear of Diuretic Drinks
It’s tempting to enjoy a large glass of wine or an ice-cold beer before you travel to mark the start of your holiday. However, the bliss will be short-lived when you arrive at your destination parched from dehydration, especially after air travel. Alcohol and coffee are diuretics which means they cause fluids to pass through the body more quickly, leading to dehydration when not balanced with enough water. The air conditioning in a train carriage or coach can also advance dehydration, so make sure you have non-caffeinated hydrating fluids at hand to consume during the journey.
Pack a collapsible water bottle
A collapsible water bottle is lightweight and compact - perfect for travelling as it won’t take up precious space in your travel bag. Packing a reusable water bottle ensures you’ll drink enough water, plus it’s a fantastic way to save money if drinks aren’t included with your travel ticket. Aside from saving money, you’re also saving the planet by refilling instead of adding more damaging plastic bottles to the environment. Remember to keep your water bottle empty when you arrive at an airport or train station, as most have water stations to fill your bottle.
Eat Juicy Fruits and Vegetables
An extra tasty way to keep yourself hydrated is snacking on some water-rich foods before and during your journey. Juicy fruits and vegetables such as watermelon, apples, strawberries, cucumbers, celery, and green peppers, contain large amounts of water that's slowly released as you digest them. The air conditioning in trains and coaches create an artificial change in temperature, which is unhealthy for the immune system as it causes it to become weaker. The nutritional antioxidants and vitamins in water-rich foods will give your immune system the helpful health boost it needs.
Isotonic Drinks for Fluid Retention
We recommend drinking an isotonic drink rather than water before you travel, as the added sodium will help your body absorb and retain the fluids you’re consuming. Otherwise known as electrolytes, they play a massive role in hydration by directing water to the areas in your body that need it the most. iPRO Hydrate is a flavoured hydration drink that’s more effective at hydrating the body than drinking water alone. Too much water can lead to water intoxication and have the opposite effect by diluting the electrolytes (especially sodium) in the blood.
Bring iPRO Hydrate with You
The fruity range of iPRO Hydrate’s thirst-quenching flavours, such as Mango, Orange and Pineapple, Citrus Blend, and Berry Mix, are bestsellers during the summer travel months due to their naturally refreshing and restoring benefits. They are also proudly caffeine-free with zero added sugar. The iPRO Hydrate range is rich in Vitamin C, which reduces the likelihood of heat exhaustion and helps your body acclimatise to hot weather quicker. Perfect for when you’re arriving at those sizzling hot destinations!
Order your very own travel hydration for less than £1 a bottle at www.iPRO.Direct.
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