With everything else going on around New York Fashion Week, it is easy to forget to stay hydrated, which is one of the most important factors to keep us fit, healthy and ready for the next few chaotic weeks. Therefore, along with many of the key modeling agencies in New York, here at Boon Models we are keeping a close eye on our agents and models, helping them to stay on top form with these simple tips for hydration:
Many fruit and vegetables are absolutely teaming with water and nutrients for a slow release. Cucumbers are particularly amazing if you’re able to blend them into your juice because they are made up of an astonishing 95% water.
Undoubtedly one of the most important meals off the day and all the more for keeping our bodies evenly hydrated. The best choice here is watermelon which again is jam-packed full of water and, more importantly, tastes delicious.
Raw fruit and vegetables are the best source of natural water so – without sounding too ‘uncool’ – try and prepare some chopped carrots and peppers to keep in your bag for if you’re feeling any sudden bursts of hunger. Another alternative is to freeze a banana overnight and slice it in the morning to keep it fresher for longer. The added bonus with this tip is that bananas also give you tons of energy which, trust us, you will definitely need.
It would seem that the organizers at fashion weeks globally have clocked on to the underlying need for everyone to stay hydrated. Therefore, coconut water is becoming all the more prominent at launches, after-parties and in many designer ‘goody-bags’. It’s not hard to see why either, considering that some experts have claimed that it can be even more hydrating than water itself.
I’m aware that this sounds slightly strange but whenever there is an option for a hot drink always try and go for a lemon-orientated option, whether it’s an accompaniment for tea or just on its own with hot water. The vitamin C that lemons contain is an absolute Godsend and your body will thank you for drinking as much of it as you can.
So there you have it, a basic guide to the art of hydration. You will notice a distinctive lack of the words ‘Drink Water’ but this obviously goes without saying. However, experts have actually gone as far as to say that we can do more harm than we think by chugging down too much water so maybe next time give it some thought and opt for an option with a slower release.