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Holidays and Hydration: Why You Need to Stay Hydrated

By Virginia Laird

As the holidays approach, and life gets more on-the-go, it can be a struggle to consume enough water. Experts suggest that to ensure proper hydration you should consume at least half of your bodyweight in ounces daily. This can prove to be a struggle for those who prefer juice and soda to water. There are many reasons you should maintain proper hydration, including:

  • Choosing water can help control calorie consumption
  • Staying hydrated can help control hunger
  • Proper hydration can help you fight exhaustion

Choosing Water Can Help Control Calorie Consumption

Although on many occasions you may be confronted with alcohol, punches, or soda throughout the holiday season, it is best that you choose water. Keep in mind that punches and adult beverages contain plenty of calories which can ruin a healthy diet. Choosing water over these other beverages is a great way to prevent packing on the pounds. Making water your choice beverage can help you inadvertently count your calories without much effort.

Staying Hydrated Can Help Control Hunger

There is research which supports the theory that staying properly hydrated can control hunger. The fact is that much of the time, when one feels thirsty, the body is actually in need of water. Health and wellness experts suggest that maintaining proper hydration can curb the body's hunger feelings. Another way to have water help curb hunger is to rely on it prior to meals. Since it is a zero calorie beverage, experts suggest consuming one glass of water before each meal can help curb your hunger without additional calories.

Proper Hydration Can Help You Fight Exhaustion

Some experts suggest that consuming enough water can keep you from feeling overly exhausted. Health and wellness professionals recommend that as you stay properly hydrated, the systems of the body are able to work properly as well. Research suggests this leads to feeling more energy, as well as an increased ability to rest well. Make sure you start hydrating today to help fight your exhaustion.

If you are one who struggles to drink enough water, it may be wise to begin trying out the wide variety of flavored water available at your local supermarket. Through a series of trial and error, you should be able to find one that suits your taste needs. Now start drinking enough water right away.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Duluth, Ga.

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