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Easy Ways to Stay Hydrated

By Stepy Kamei

Keeping your body hydrated is one of the most important things you can do to improve and maintain your overall health and wellness. Unfortunately, hydration is an aspect of health that's commonly and easily overlooked. When the body is dehydrated, it can experience all kinds of negative symptoms and detrimental effects as a result. This is why it's in your best interest to stay informed on the importance of staying hydrated all throughout the year. Keep on reading to learn more about the common misconceptions surrounding hydration and how you can keep your body healthy and strong.

There's Only One Beverage That Counts

When it comes to providing your body the hydration it needs, there's only one real beverage that can actually provide this for you. Yes, water is the only drink that can truly replenish your body. This is why it's so important to drink water throughout the day, and to always have access to it.

Some of the more common myths associated with staying hydrated include the belief that it's only really necessary to stay hydrated when it's hot outside during the summer months. In reality, you can get dehydrated even if it's cold outside; sweating in the heat only speeds up the process. Be sure to always drink water every day no matter what the temperature is like outside, or how physically active you're being.

Furthermore, it's important to remember that sports drinks and electrolyte water aren't complete substitutes for water. It's not a bad idea to stock up on sports drinks when you're sick or during periods of intense physical activity, but be sure to still be drinking water as well.

Tips to Stay Hydrated Easily

Now that you know what you can and should be doing to stay hydrated, it may be difficult to find the time or motivation.

Start by making sure you always have a bottle of water nearby. It may help to keep one at home, one in your purse, and one at your desk at work so you can't fall back on the excuse of forgetting your bottle somewhere.

Next, you may benefit from adding some flavor to your water in order to stay motivated to drink. Consider adding fresh berries, cucumbers, or sprigs of rosemary into your water for a healthy boost of flavor.

If you're still having trouble staying hydrated, consult with your healthcare professional to rule out any other issues you may be experiencing.

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

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