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Healthy Holidays Begin with Proper Hydration

By Virginia Laird

Proper hydration is always a concern of healthcare providers for each patient. These experts suggest that staying hydrated is an issue everyone should make a priority all year long. While many may not appreciate or understand the necessity of this recommendation, there are plenty of healthy benefits to staying hydrated. For those who may not be aware, the ideal amount of water to consume each day is at least half of your body weight in ounces. A few reasons you may want to consider making hydration a key component in your health this holiday season include:

  • Proper hydration can help fight illness
  • Staying hydrated can curb your appetite
  • Drinking enough water can keep your digestion functioning

Proper Hydration Can Help Fight Illness

Research suggests that staying properly hydrated can help the body function in a manner which can prevent illness. Health and wellness experts advise that it is best to choose water over other beverages to keep your body properly functioning. With fall being flu season, it is more important than ever to make sure that you are consuming plenty of water. And, with the holidays approaching rapidly, you are sure to be exposed to a wide variety of illnesses as you attend each party. With that in mind, it is imperative that you make sure to make drinking water a priority.

Staying Hydrated Can Curb Your Appetite

Health and wellness experts suggest that drinking enough water can curb your appetite. While there is some research to suggest the holiday season is a time when many pack on some weight, the same research suggest those who maintain proper hydration are successful in preventing this. Water is a zero calorie filler which can help you feel fuller. Some experts suggest that drinking a glass of water prior to your meal, as well as before you consider going back for seconds, is a great way to help control hunger. You may want to consider making this a habit throughout your holiday party season.

Drinking Enough Water Can Keep Your Digestion Functioning

As you indulge in the delicious foods throughout this season you will need your digestive system to be functioning properly. Health and wellness experts suggest that this can happen as you drink plenty of water. Research says as you consume enough water, your digestive system will have the ability to flush out toxins regularly. Having a properly functioning digestive system while you are consuming all the rich foods of Thanksgiving can help keep you from having a stomachache. Make sure you make drinking plenty of water a habit today.

Start today making this habit a part of your regular routine. Drink up!

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

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