Thursday, July 21, 2016

Staying Hydrated During These Hot Days

We have compiled a list of tips to stayed hydrated during the summer.

-Always keep a bottle of water with you to remind you to drink.
-Start and end your day with a glass of water.
-Enjoy a glass of water before each meal.
-Thirst is not the best indicator that you need to drink water.  If you get thirsty, you’re already dehydrated. 
-Drink water before you exercise or go out in the heat is a good rule.
-Watch your caffeine and alcohol consumption.  Drink a glass of water for every glass of wine or cup of coffee you enjoy.
-Eat foods that contain water... watermelon, yogurt, oranges, salads count.
-Drink enough water to go to the bathroom every two to four hours, and your urine should be a light color.

Don't like plain water?  Try this spin...

Lemony Herb Cucumber Water

1/2 cucumber
1 lemon
2 sprigs rosemary
1 handful thyme
1 handful mint
Wash and thinly slice cucumber and lemon.
Fill a pitcher with water.  Add cucumber slices, lemon slices, and herbs.
Refrigerate for an hour before serving.

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