Dehydration—an abnormal loss of water from the body, especially from illness or physical exertion.
We all know what it is, but how can we create strategies to overcome chronic battles with it?
It’s very common in my industry, fitness and wellness, to encounter people who are chronically dehydrated. There are a variety of contributing factors. So if you find yourself dehydrated take note of this check list and assess!
Possible reasons for dehydration:
•you consume too much caffeine or energy drinks.
•you choose high calorie drinks instead of water (this could include the caffeine category if you are frequenting coffee houses for designer coffees)
•you are consuming too much alcohol.
How did you do?
Your body requires proper fluid balance for your body to function well. Often times people misinterpret their feeling of dehydration as hunger and they eat instead of drink.
How do I fix it?
•Keep a fluids journal and track your intake of water, caffeine, caloric drinks and alcohol.
•Keep a large bottle of water with you at all times. This is called a “water trigger” because it will be a visual reminder to drink.
•Drink two cups of water with every meal.
•Supplement your diet with a quality dehydration beverage full of electrolytes and antioxidants.
You will notice some positive changes in both how you look and feel when you receive adequate water. Your skin will be radiant and possibly clear blemishes. Remember, your skin is the largest organ of the body and one of the two ways we eliminate waste. You may notice you feel less fatigued and have more energy. Also, drinking water may assist in weight loss.
So go ahead, drink up! Just make sure it’s water in your cup! The benefits will overflow in your health and possibly your waistline!
Eat well, live strong!
Hydration beverage I use:
IDLife Hydrate is a superior sports powder mix packed with vitamins, electrolytes and coconut water to fuel your body and help keep you hydrated throughout the day.*
**I appreciate your confidence in my recommendation. Because I like hydrate so much, I distribute it and will receive a commission if you should order. So thank you! I adore helping others look and feel their best.