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Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Written By Anodyne of South Denver on March 2, 2022

Are you drinking enough water?  Chances are, probably not.                 man drinking water image
According to WebMD:
  • Adults need to drink between 6 and 8 cups of fluids a day. If body temperatures are high or you have a fever, drink more.
  • Don’t skip meals. You typically get much of your fluids from regular meals.
  • Drink sports drinks, milk, and broth, but avoid high-protein drinks and alcoholic beverages. They can dehydrate you.
  • Eat a balanced diet that includesfruits and vegetables. They contain large amounts of water, salt, and vitamins and can help prevent dehydration.
  • Limit coffee, alcohol, and caffeinated drinks. They are actually diuretics, so they leach water out.
When you lose electrolytes, you need to replace them. There are many over-the-counter products for doing this. Most people get these through their regular meals by eating meats, vegetables and fruits. But there are also sports drinks, gels, candies and gummies you can take. 

Anyone who exercises, no matter what age or skill level, needs to make sure they get enough fluids:

  • Drink a cup of water about 4 hours before you exercise.
  • Have another half-cup of water every 10 to 15 minutes while you’re exercising.
  • Drink water after you’re done. If your body is producing plenty of light-colored urine, that’s a good sign.

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5 Health Benefits of Drinking Water:
1) Natural Detoxifier
2) Helps Brain Function
3) Helps Achieve and Maintain Healthy Weight
4) Assists with Digestion and Nutrition
5) Helps Deliver Oxygen to Your Body to Increase Performance
Want to know more?  Schedule your consultation with Anodyne of South Denver today.

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