There are many reasons why everyone should keep hydrated, especially during these hot humid days. Acording to familydoctor.org you should be staying hydrated because “every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs water to function correctly.” Water is needed in order to maintain a proper body temperature, lubricate and help joint function as well as for waste removal.
If you are dehydrated, that is low on fluids in the body, you will encounter several different symptoms. These include a headaches, little or dark urine, confusion, sleepiness and dry mouth. If you have any of these symptoms – try refueling your body.
Remember: everyone should consume at least 6-8 glasses of water per day. Some people require more than this, espeically if you have had extensive workouts during the day or have certain medical conditions.
Don’t like drinking water? There are other ways to compensate for a lack of desire to have plain water. Try real fruit and real vegetable juices, as well as teas. Some foods you can eat to supplement healthy hydration are watermelon, soup broth and vegetables, especially tomotoes and lettuce (familydoctor.org).
Some additional tips to stay hydrated during the day are:
*always have a refillable water bottle with you *have a glass of water as the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do before bed *when you eat out, ALWAYS order a glass of water; its great for you and its free!
Happy H2O. Katie