Does the Body Good
Do you really think about how you hydrate your body throughout the day? I have been pondering this because I have been sweating my way through the gym lately. I know sweat is gross, but at least you know your body is functioning properly. Your cells, tissues and organs will thank you for the hydration!
#1 Your body needs water to function properly. #2 Your body needs water to maintain good health. #3 Your body needs water to SURVIVE.
The opposite of hydration is dehydration and it affects how your body functions properly. So Drink Up! How do you know if you are dehyrated you ask? You can probably figure out where the answer might take you, so I will refrain from “GOING THERE” (get it)!
Thirsty Anyone? (Photo by RSheridan)
Staying Hydrated . . .
- Carry a reusuable water bottle with you.
- If you think water is blah, add citrus to liven it up!
- Exercising, drink water before, during and after. Stay hydrated!
- Sometimes if you feel hungry your body may just need a drink of water.
Just how much you hydrate throughout the day really depends on you. I carry water with me to drink throughout the day and usually have some unsweetened tea in the fridge too.
Remember you lose water just breathing as well as sweating and going to the bathroom. Then you add warmer weather, exercise or being sick with a fever and you start to lose water at a faster rate. You need to replace what is lost!
Drink Up & Stay Hydrated!
Hydration (Photo by RSheridan)