Swimming Into Summer Celebrations

Swimming Into Summer Celebrations

Summer is in full swing, and with it come endless barbecues, pool parties, beach and backyard gatherings. While these celebrations are a stellar way to connect with loved ones, it's important to prioritize both our health and to protect the environment. Here are some tips to ensure your summer soirees are as healthy and sustainable as they are fun:

Hydration Vibrations

Dehydration is a common summer ailment, especially with soaring temperatures. Ensure everyone has easy access to refreshing, alkaline water throughout the event. Here's why water is the ultimate summer beverage:

  • Hydration Powerhouse: Water is essential for every bodily function, and proper hydration keeps us feeling energized and alert. It will also help remedy a hangover!
  • Natural Thirst Quencher: Skip sugary drinks and alcohol that can leave you feeling thirstier. Water is naturally refreshing - especially when it's quality, filtered, antioxidant water from Alkanatur.
  • Eco-Friendly Choice: Ditch the disposable bottles! Invest in reusable water bottles or glass jugs for your guests. It's a small change with a big impact on reducing plastic waste. Every little bit adds up!
  • Low Key Cooking: We get part of our water intake from foods, so make sure there are healthy, light options available. Veggie and fruit platters, salads, and homemade popsicles can be made ahead of time - and help you keep your cool while hosting. A refreshing gazpacho soup can be just the thing to beat the heat - perhaps a watermelon version? Don't forget to make it with filtered water.

Tip: Liven up your water station with sliced fruits and herbs like cucumber, mint, lime, or berries. They add a subtle flavor and encourage people to drink more. You can also spruce up the ice cubes (made with filtered water, naturally!), by adding edible flower petals, or blueberries.

Rinsing Off

Pool parties and hot tubs are quintessential summer fun, but chlorine, bromine, and other sanitation chemicals can irritate skin, eyes, and even your lungs. Here's how to ensure a healthy post-swim experience:

  • Rinse Routine: Encourage everyone to shower with clean, filtered water before and after entering the pool or hot tub. Adding an extra Alkanatur shower filter to the guest washroom can make it easy. This removes chlorine, sunscreen, and sweat, preventing skin irritation and keeping the pool fresher, longer.
  • Natural Alternative: Consider using smaller kiddy tubs, so you can avoid disinfecting agents all together. Simply dump and re-fill the tubs as needed. This is especially handy for little babies with extra sensitive skin.

Sustainable Choices

A few small changes can make a big difference in the sustainability of your summer parties and get togethers:

  • Reusable Everything: Opt for reusable plates, cups, and utensils instead of disposables. If you prefer not to worry about clean up, simply rent from a party supplier, and you won't have to wash a single plate or wine glass!
  • Think Local: Support local farmers markets and producers by choosing local, seasonal ingredients for your gatherings. Everything will taste better, so there's really no downside.
  • Waste Not, Want Not: Plan your portions to minimize food waste. Leftovers can be enjoyed the next day, incorporated into another meal, or donated to a local food bank. Alternatively, encourage guests to take some home.

By prioritizing water intake, conscientious skincare, and making eco-conscious choices, you can ensure your summer celebrations are joyful for everyone involved. So, raise a glass (of Alkanatur water, of course!), and have a fantastic time!

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