This week I'm blogging about the third of my eight, essential healthy living tips-stay hydrated. This is the one habit with which almost everyone needs a little help. Here are some reasons why hydration is so high on my list and some simple tips on how you can get the water & mineral balance right in your life.
BENEFITS OF HYDRATION:
FAQ’s RECOMMENDATIONS & TIPS:
Q: How much water/liquids do YOU need?
A: Approximately ½ your body’s weight in ounces. Green veggie juices and herbal teas count. The average adult loses about 10 cups of water every day simply by breathing, sweating, urinating and eliminating waste. However the total amount one needs can vary a great deal from person to person depending upon how many veggies you eat, how much you exercise, medications you’re taking and your environment.
Q: What do I think of seltzer water, soda water and mineral waters?
A: I think they can cause bloating in some people and I avoid them for the most part except when out socializing (see below Q about what bevvy I reco).
Add another cup to your total if:
Q: I'm drinking my recommended daily amount of water but still suffering from the symptoms of dehydration. What are possible causes?
A: Dehydration is often a combination of liquid and essential mineral depletion such as calcium and magnesium. I reco. you have 2TB of the magnesium supplement with calcium, CALM a day and one Nuun Electrolyte for every hour of exercise or the morning after you've had more than 2 drinks. See below for related advice on the latter.
Q: What to drink if you want to have a cocktail when out socializing? (Most commonly asked Q.)
A: My pick to avoid hangovers and to keep you hydrated:
Happy hydrating ya’ll! xoMB
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