Everyone talks about nutrition, but what about hydration? Water affects every function in your body. Don’t have a “hydration routine?” It’s time to start!
Stressed -- or dehydrated?
Isn’t it kind of crazy how we can forget that our bodies constantly need water? We may think we’re stressed, when really we just need a little water. We may not even feel “thirsty.” Signs of dehydration can include dry mouth, dizziness, headache, sleepiness or fatigue, and confusion.
It depends on your height, weight, gender, activity level, and the climate.
Seems complicated? Use this easy hydration calculator!
Replenish throughout the day
Drink water to replenish your internal stores, and eat fruits and vegetables with high water content.
Fruits: watermelon, melon, oranges, grapefruits, cantaloupe, tomatoes and honeydew Vegetables: cucumbers, celery, lettuce and green peppers!
Sometimes you need even more water.Pay especially close attention to your water intake under these conditions:
- fever, vomiting or diarrhea.
- when exercising
- chronic condition such as high blood pressure
- during hotter weather
- Mandarin Orange
- Cucumber, Lemon and Cilantro
- Grape and Orange
- Grape Fruit and Rosemary
- Strawberry and Lime
- Green tea, Grapefruit and Orange
- Grape and Pineapple
- Strawberry, Lime and Basil