The importance of keeping hydrated with stainless steel drink bottles

Australian summers are scorchers, and the heat tends to stick around well into the early months of the year. Though it's nice to have an excuse to take a dip in the pool and linger in those air-conditioned shops a little longer, the heat can also bring serious consequences if you don't make an effort to keep your body cool and hydrated.

According to Kidney Health Australia, the body can lose excess amounts of sweat during hot temperatures, which can result in dehydration. Severe dehydration can be very dangerous, so it's really important to keep fluid levels up. On average, the human body loses up to three litres of fluid per day – and this can increase in hot weather.

Even if you're relatively inactive during the day, you could still be losing a lot of fluid, so make sure you replenish regularly. According to Better Health Victoria, the average male and female adult could require 2.6 and 2.1 litres of water per day, respectively. However, hot weather could mean you need even more than this.

One of the best ways to keep hydrated in the hot weather is to carry a water bottle with you at all times. Stainless steel drink bottles are the perfect solution to beating the summer heat. They're easily transported, they look great, and they've also got no ill-effect on our environment!

Most at risk from heat-related illness are the elderly, babies and children, and those who partake in physical activity during hot weather, according to Health Direct Australia. Those looking after young children or the elderly should ensure they drink enough water.

Other ideas to ensure you're getting enough water include:

•     Adding a fresh squeeze of lime to your stainless steel water bottle

•     Sipping from stainless steel drink bottles regularly throughout the day, even if you don't feel that thirsty

•     Sucking on an ice-cube