I hope you all are staying hydrated. Below I have included some tips to stay hydrated. And please remember if you do go outside, for whatever reason, do wear a mask, pack a pair of disposable gloves and hand sanitizer for both yourself and child. Check on your elderly loved ones.
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Water infused with cucumbers, oranges, lemons, limes, or berries (or all of them!)
Unsweetened coffee and tea in moderation can hydrate you, too. Mayo Clinic notes that, although caffeine is a mild diuretic (i.e., it increases urine production), a cup or two per day of a caffeinated beverage won’t increase your risk of dehydration.
More Tips for Staying 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. Here are some simple suggestions to help you stay hydrated every day:
Don’t wait until you’re thirsty. As the American Heart Association notes, 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 over-ordering 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.
Sources: FamilyDoctor.Org & Rite Aid Pharmacy
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