Many of us don’t know just how essential water is to us. Don’t take the nectar of life for granted!
I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying: “Be sure to get your 8 glasses of water a day.” The truth is, the correct amount of water depends on your sex, your level of physical activity, and even your climate, but we should all be hovering around 2.0-2.5 liters a day. If you are concerned that you’re not taking in enough, checking your urine is your best bet. If you are properly hydrated, it will be colorless or a light yellow. Some other signs of hydration include headache, dizziness or confusion, fatigue, dry mouth, thirst, and no tears when crying.
Here are some quick facts to make hydration simple:
- Water contributes to the maintenance of both normal cognitive functions and physical functions.
- You can boost your water intake by eating water-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables.
- Water is the best source of hydration because other drinks often contain sugar and other additives.
- Don’t like plain water? Try adding a slice of lemon or lime. Carbonated water does the trick too!
- You should consume a glass of water before you eat anything in the morning. This will jumpstart your body’s systems.
- Need some motivation? Check out these top 8 hydrating apps. It’ll help you keep track of your intake and may even motivate you to drink more!
- Older individuals are at a higher risk of dehydration. As you age, your brain may not be able to sense dehydration and will neglect to send signals for thirst.
- If you’re suffering from diarrhea or vomiting, you’ll be losing water much quicker than normal. Staying on top of your intake during an illness is essential to your health.
Be sure to stop by our Hydration Station next time you’re in the office. We want to help you reach optimal health so hydration is a must!
—Danubio Chiropractic Offices
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