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21+ Ways to Get & Stay Hydrated!




Imagine this. It is crazy hot outside, you are dripping sweat, you are super busy, and just realized you went an entire day without water? How do you feel? You can't possibly be functioning at your best, or are you? You are not alone. 50%+ of people fail to drink enough water on a given day. This type of behavior is not advantageous to your overall health. Continuously forgetting to replenish the liquids that leave the body through the various elimination channels throughout the day can be detrimental to your health. It is time to adjust this form of conduct right now since life is not sustainable for too long without the proper amount of H20.



Remember, the body is composed of nearly 70% of water. The brain and hear a little over that and lungs about 80% of water. Walking around dehydrated for a couple of hours more or less an entire day can have a detrimental impact on your overall health. Your memory can become foggy; you can forget what you were about to do or say. You may feel tired often, get headaches, your joints can begin to atrophy or hurt over time, you may have a hard time digesting food, eliminating waste, your body temperature can rise in hot environments. You are now starting to suffer from dehydration. Dehydration happens because not enough water is going into the body to balance that which has come out.



One thing you can do to combat dehydration is to intake foods with high water content. Consider eating your water vs. drinking it. That is right. If you have a hard time drinking water, pick up foods that are high in water content. Utilize this list of foods on this post to help you get more water in your life, especially those days you do not want to have anything to do with a water bottle or whatever you use. No matter how much you may despise water, surviving without H2O is not an option if you want to reside on this earth. So, eat up or drink up; consume some form of water daily with at minimum 8oz a day in liquid form. Anything more than 8oz a day is ideal for optimum health. The fruits and vegetables listed here are great options to help you live a healthy lifestyle. Do try teas and infused waters as well as at they are helpful alternatives as well as your partake on this journey.



In conclusion, utilizing foods such as those shown in this post that are nutrient-dense, high in water content and fiber may contribute to satisfying most of your water needs. These water rich foods may be one of the best ways to make sure you are well hydrated and are keeping an adequate amount of water flowing in and out of your body throughout the day. Stay Hydrated & Enjoy Life!



Reference:

  1. Water and Healthier Drinks, CDC article.

  2. Rethink Your Drink


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