Tips for Staying Hydrated

Tips for Staying Hydrated

Just a REMINDER – It’s HOT HOT HOT outside and we wanted to remind everyone to keep hydrated!!

It’s one thing to know you need to drink enough, but it’s another thing to make sure you’re consistently consuming enough liquids.

See more suggestions below to help you stay hydrated;

Don’t wait until you’re thirsty. As the American Heart Association suggests, feeling thirsty indicates that you’re already dehydrated. Try to sip something regularly throughout the day or, at least, drink a glass of water before and in between meals.

Eat fruits and vegetables. Many fruits and non-starchy vegetables, such as grapes, watermelons, tomatoes, and lettuce, contain a lot of water and can help keep you hydrated. Remember, fruit contains carbohydrates. Be sure to count it as part of your meal plan.

Carry a reusable water bottle with you. Choose a sturdy, portable water bottle that you can carry with you everywhere, or keep different ones at the office, by the couch, and on your nightstand so all you have to do is reach for a sip.

When you’re feeling hungry, drink water. Thirst is often confused with hunger, and “snacking” on water can help you figure out what you’re really feeling. Drinking water can also help fill you up so you don’t overeat later.

Drink water at a restaurant before you order. It can keep you from overordering and overeating (plus, it’s free!).

Drink before, during, and after exercise. When you sweat, that’s fluid escaping your body, and you need to replace it. Make sure to drink extra water when you exercise or engage in any activity that exceeds what you typically do every day.

Sodas, iced tea, coffee, and other drinks that contain caffeine are second best to good old-fashioned water when you’re trying to stay hydrated.

As for other sources of hydration, many fruits and other foods contain water. Amazingly, meat contains a high percentage of water — as much as 60%,according to article we found from WEBmd.

 

 

 

For informational purposes only.

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