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Hydration for Hibernation

Friendly reminder that it's important to drink your water everyday!! Just because the sun isn't as hot and we're not sweating as much during the winter, doesn't mean that we need water any less. In fact, that misconception means most of us need more water than we think!



PRO-TIP:

If you're reading this first thing in the morning while you're checking the rest of your emails, drink a glass of water for the next 20 seconds - it's like an inner bath for your organs and super refreshing!


HYDRATION HABITS ARE IMPORTANT

Since our body's cells are comprised of 70% water, it's understandable why our water intake is so important for optimal functioning and health. Staying hydrated gives our body the proper conditions to:

- regulate body temperature

- keep joints lubricated

- absorb + deliver nutrients to our cells

- stay focused and energized

- detoxify our body through sweat + urination- stabilize blood pressure

- boost heart and lung health

- regulated metabolism

- lose weight

- improve skin complexion

- maximize physical performance

- prevent infection



HYDRATION AND IMMUNE HEALTH

Immune health becomes a larger concern during the colder months because of our reduced sun exposure and Vitamin D production. Our immune system in highly dependent on the nutrients in our bloodstream, which (shocking) is made up of primarily water. Meaning the less hydrated we are, the thicker our blood is and the longer it takes for nutrient transport and absorption. But that's not all-- hydration is critical for detoxification pathways and increasing lymphatic drainage. Both of these processes help our body clear out any foreign invaders lurking about. Dehydration makes this process longer and less efficient.



FIRST RULES OF HYDRATION

Baseline: drink half your body weight in ounces per day (increase with activity) For example, if you weigh 150 lbs then you would need to drink 75 oz of water per day Don't wait until you're thirsty to have a drink! (not-so-)fun fact: by the time you're thirsty, your body is already dehydrated Add a pinch Pink Himalayan Salt to your water for the beneficial trace minerals See more in our "Nourish Corner" section Eat your water! That's right, you heard me. Water consumption is simply that: consumption! If drinking water is difficult for you, try incorporating more fresh fruits + vegetables that have high water content.


SIGNS OF DEHYDRATION

- thirst

- dark urine

- dry mouth and lips

- dizziness and/or nausea - dry skin

- rapid heartbeat

- confusion

- fatigue


THE NOURISH CORNER

Pink Himalayan Salt Pink Himalayan salt (PHS) consists mostly of sodium chloride, BUT pink Himalayan salt has up to 84 other minerals and trace elements that regular table salt does not have. These include common minerals like potassium and calcium, as well as lesser-known minerals like strontium and molybdenum. These minerals aide in "opening" the cells so that optimal amounts of water can be absorbed. PHS is wonderful if you are feeling extra dehydrated, are battling an illness or if you find yourself making multiple trips to the bathroom each day! By adding just a pinch to your water bottle (please don't drink the Atlantic Ocean!), your cells will absorb and retain the water you consume much better and, in turn, you will become MORE hydrated with less urination trips! Remember this...when you salt your food, the minerals only go to the digestive track. When you salt your water, the minerals are carried to every single cell!



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