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Tips for Staying Well Hydrated

February 12, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

  • Have a beverage with every meal and snack.
  • Choose beverages that you enjoy. Several studies show that children and adults consume about 45 percent to 50 percent more liquid when it’s flavored vs. plain water.
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables tend to have high water content, which makes them a great option for helping you meet your hydration needs.
  • Don’t exclusively rely on thirst. Sometimes thirst is not a reliable measure of hydration because of medications or other health conditions. Keep a water bottle or beverage at your desk, in your car, in your bag or wherever you will be reminded to drink.
  • Keep beverages at moderate temperature. Fluids served at moderate temperatures — temperatures that are neither hot nor cold — tend to be consumed in greater volumes.
  • Follow the American College of Sports Medicine recommendations for fluid intake before, during and after physical activity
  • Choose your beverage that fit your activity level and lifestyle. If you are watching your calorie intake, consider choosing a low-calorie beverage or create your own refreshing light beverages. Also be aware of the calorie content of the beverages you drink.

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To Drink or not to Drink

February 11, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Water is the simplest and most important beverage. It is an essential nutrient and medium of life. Water constitutes about 60 percent of an adult’s weight and a higher percentage of a child’s.

We often associate thirst to drinking water otherwise you will be dehydrated. From the Greek word hydor, which signifies water, to hydrate means the process of supplying water or liquid in order to maintain a healthy balance. Fluid intake does not necessarily mean just plain water intake. This can also connote to fruit/vegetable juices, soups, gelatin, popsicles, sodas and even alcoholic beverages.

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