National Hydration Day is observed every year on June 23. It is a day to commemorate the importance of drinking water and keeping oneself hydrated.
The day falls on the first week of Summer as it is even more important to keep yourself hydrated during the warmer months.
Water is vital in keeping us alive and healthy, and not having enough water can cause dehydration which is the root cause of several health diseases.
How Did National Hydration Day Originate
The SafeTGard Corporation founded National Hydration Day in 2016 to honor football coach, Victor Hawkins.
Hawkins invented a special mouthguard that slowly releases electrolyte tablets to keep players hydrated during games.
June 23 is the death anniversary of Coach Victor Hawkins' and that is why this day was chosen as National Hydration Day.
National Hydration Day commemorates his contributions to the health and safety of the athletes, while also reminding people of the need to stay hydrated.
Why do we celebrate National Hydration Day
The human body is made of 60% of water and hence you need this liquid to survive. Without water, we can't live.
We often forget to drink water as much as we need while carrying on with our daily lives. However, this is extremely harmful in the long run as it can cause a lot of diseases.
Some of those health problems include infections in the kidney and urinary tracts, hypovolemic shock, exhaustion, seizures, and more.
The simplest way to avoid heatstroke during warmer days is to drink enough water and keep yourself hydrated.
National Hydration Day encourages us to take a breather and think about how important it is to drink water. It helps us to make healthier choices and develop a habit of drinking more water.
If you make the effort to start drinking more water today, you'll instantly feel the benefits of being hydrated: you'll have more energy, you'll feel better and more focused, and your skin will look better!
How to Commemorate National Hydration Day
The best way to start a habit of drinking more water is to set up reminders on your phone or calendar to drink a glass of water at different points throughout your day.
On average, you should aim to drink around 8 glasses of water a day, but this is dependent on your age, physical activity, and climate.
If you don't really enjoy the taste of water, you can always infuse it with some of your favorite fruits or herbs to make it tastier and more refreshing.
Some popular mix-ins include cucumber, mint, lemon, and strawberry.