Are you drinking enough water? Staying hydrated offers your body many benefits including:
Are there other sources to help with hydration besides water? Fruits, other beverages, and soups are examples of water sources. It's a good idea to limit sugar-sweetened beverages to avoid extra, empty calories. If you feel like you are in a rut with drinking water, try adding citrus wedges or other fruit to add flavor.
How much water do I need to drink? Aim for 64 fluid ounces or 8 cups of water each day. If you are physically active, ill with a fever or stomach flu-like symptoms, or experiencing warmer weather shoot to drink more water.
How can I tell if I'm drinking enough water? The pliability of skin is a good indicator of being hydrated. The color of your urine is also an indicator. A hydrated person's urine should be the shade of Crystal Light lemonade or pale yellow post-it note. The darker the shade, the more concentrated it is indicating dehydration.
Grab your water bottle and reap the benefits of drinking up water!