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Stay Hydrated During Winter

February 6, 2018

 

 

Though dehydration is often associated with hot weather, it is also a risk during the cold weather months. A few reason why include:  we tend to wear heavier clothes which cause us to sweat more, sweat is evaporated for our skin more rapidly in cold weather and our thirst response is decreased.

 

Remember, the body is about 60% water, so it is important for us to stay balanced. Water also has many important functions which include maintaining our temperature, flushing our bodies of waste products and maintaining the vital functions of our organs and cells.

 

8 glasses of water a day is the rule of thumb most people follow (that's about 2 liter), but the amount a person needs varies from one person to the next. One great method to determine your hydration level is the "Pee Test;" the lighter your urine the better hydrated you are! 

 

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