7 Great Tips for Hydration Habits
We’ve talked about the connection between sleep and dehydration, today we’re going to offer you 7 great tips to stay in hydration!
#1 - Spread Out Your Intake
Aim to drink about an ounce of water for each pound of body weight. It’s easier if you sip throughout the day. Foods like celery, strawberries, and tomatoes count too.
#2 - Drink Water First
Start the day with a big glass of water. It will help to make up for some of the fluid you lost overnight. To make sure you did this, you could prepare one glass of water in the first place you go after you get up, such as the washroom, kitchen, or any! You will notice how a single glass of water makes big difference!
#3 - Postpone coffee
That glass of water will probably wake you up just as well as your usual cup of coffee, so you can save your latte for later. Excessive caffeine may interfere with your sleep, especially if you continue consuming it after about 2 pm.
#4 - Rehydrate after workouts
Water is usually sufficient for replacing the fluids you lose at the gym. Sports drinks may be appropriate for very long and intense exercise but check the labels to see how much sugar and calories they contain.
#5 - Limit alcohol
It’s the one beverage that actually dehydrates you. Drink responsibly and avoid any cocktails close to bedtime.
#6 - Avoid sugar
Dehydration tends to make you crave sweets, but sugary beverages are more difficult for your body to absorb. Stick to plain or naturally flavored water, especially if you’re watching your weight.
#7 - Use less salt
A diet high in sodium will increase your risk of dehydration. Processed foods and bread are two major sources, so eat them in moderation.
Increase your energy levels and enjoy greater health. Keeping all these tips in mind can help you make daily choices that will enhance the quality of your life.