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Stay Hydrated in 2020!

While making your New Year's resolutions, remember that drinking enough water is one of the easiest things you can do for your overall health. Staying well hydrated has numerous health benefits, including but not limited to: helping the heart pump blood through your vessels to your muscles, regulating your body temperature, improving brain function, preventing infection, delivering nutrients to your cells, improving sleep, keeping your joints lubricated, and much more.

Signs you may be dehydrated: constipation, dark yellow urine, lethargy, dry mouth, headaches, thirst, muscle tiredness.

How much water is enough?

It depends on a variety of factors. How much you exercise and sweat, how hot or humid the weather is, and a variety of health issues all play a part in how you should modify your fluid intake. 

The common recommendation of eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day is still a reasonable goal.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you need additional fluids. On average, pregnant women should increase to about 10 8-ounce glasses (2.4 liters) of water daily. Breastfeeding mothers need even more: about 13 glasses (3.1 liters).

Posted on January 16, 2020

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