Staying hydrated is one of the most important aspects of maintaining good health. It serves crucial purposes to our bodies and our bodily functions- some of which you may not even be aware of.

How Water Helps The Body 

  • Improved brain performance
  • Digestive harmony
  • Increased energy
  • Decreased joint pain 
  • Better temperature regulation 
  • Kidney stone prevention
  • Improved detoxification
  • Fewer headaches

Hydration Tips:

  •  It is recommended to drink at least 50oz to 64oz of water a day, which equates to 3-4 regular-sized water bottles. This is the minimum requirement; however you may need to drink more water depending on how healthy you are, how much you exercise, and how hot/dry the climate is. Start paying attention to how much water you drink in a day and adjust accordingly 
  • Do not wait until you are thirsty to drink water. By the time the body tells you that you are thirsty, dehydration is already occurring. Try getting into a routine of drinking a glass of water first thing in the morning, before each meal, before/during/after vigorous exercise, and 1 hour before bed. 
  •  Your urine can serve as an indicator of whether you are hydrated or not. If your urine is clear or pale and you are using the restroom regularly, you are most likely hydrated. If your urine is dark and you are visiting the restroom less frequently, you are dehydrated. While you should not solely rely on this indicator, it can be helpful in gauging how hydrated you are.

Stay healthy and hydrated, especially in the summer!