Water makes up to 70% of your body. H2O is an essential energy-yielding nutrient for the body to function well.
Water is Life!
-It flushes out waste and toxins from the body
-It increases energy.
-It helps regulate body temperature.
-Water is an excellent weight management tool.
-Eating fruits and vegetables are hydrating and contain water, so eat up.
-Should drinking 1 liter (or 34 oz.) of water for every 50 pounds of body weight. (Example: 150 pounds = 3 liters of water or 100 oz of water per day).
-Limit caffeine; it is dehydrating and a diuretic.
- Drink water throughout the day before you are thirsty. Thirst can be a sign of dehydration. Soda and juice won't hydrate you; they may be feeding a sugar craving.
-Carry a water bottle with you to stay hydrated.
-Dehydration signs are low energy, headaches, fatigue, muscle cramps, increased heart rates, constipation, extra dry skin, dizziness, slow brain functions, and dark yellow pee.
-When you are dehydrated, your body's transportation systems can't move essential nutrients, proteins, minerals, and oxygen to the rest of your body.
How to drink more water?
-Add fruits (lemon, lime, berries, orange, mint) to your water to make it taste better.
-Set a timer on your phone to remind you to drink up.
-Set out the amount of water you should drink throughout the day when you wake up.
-Coconut water is an excellent alternative hydrator (read ingredients, though).
-If you are a snacker, check-in with yourself. Are you thirsty?