07 Oct Do I need to hydrate for fall?
Picture yourself snuggled up in blankets watching a movie, this is almost the perfect fall daydream but there is one very important thing missing – a glass of water! Hydration during fall and winter is just as important as any other time of the year. “According to a study from the University of New Hampshire found that your chance of dehydration actually increases during the colder months. Since people don’t feel as thirsty when the temperature drops, many forget to drink enough water. In lower temperatures, bodies also have to work harder under the weight of heavier clothes, and sweat evaporates quickly in cold, dry air.”
Knowing this here are some tips to staying hydrated this fall and winter!
Don’t wait until you feel thirsty! Try to set a water intake goal. A great way to do this would be to get a water bottle you love and can carry with you. Then depending on the size set the goal of how many times you should be filling it up in a day. For example, if you have a 20oz water bottle you could set a goal to drink 4 full bottles a day! This is different for everyone so check with your doctor about how much water intake you should have daily then make that your goal.
Try adding warm water and hydrating liquids into your diet, if an ice water doesn’t sound appealing maybe a warm glass does! Or try a warm herbal tea finding ways to digues your water intake is also acceptable. Another way to digues your water is to jazz it up by adding fruits and herbs to your water. Cucumber lemon is a refreshing way to get more water without it feeling boring. However, it is best to stay away from caffeinated and alcoholic beverages as these can lead to further dehydration.
Eat your fruits and veggies! Most fruits and vegetables are made up of water along with the healthy nutrients your body needs. One way to incorporate vegetables in the fall is to make soups with fresh vegetables.
Try adding a hydration supplement to your water. FITTEAM hydrate is an all-natural delicious way to restore your balance and feel your best by replenishing your body through optimal hydration. Conveniently packaged in individual stick packs, designed for everyone in the family to enjoy at home or on the go.
No matter the route you take, make sure you keep hydrated this fall!