Winter Hydration

Posted on December 10, 2013 by

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Peggi profileSometimes we forget this but our bodies require just as much water during the winter as during the hot summer months.  Think about it; the heat is on in our houses and the air is drier.

Every cell in our body needs water.   Water hydrates our joints, skin, and mucus membranes.  It also protects our organs, regulates our body temperature, transports nutrients and oxygen to cells allowing metabolism.

Our brain consists of 90% water.  When we do not supply enough water to our body, the brain does not function well.  Fatigue, fogginess and headache ensues.

Not providing our body with enough water will result in:

  1. Tiredness
  2. Decreased productivity
  3. Muscle cramping
  4. Crabbiness
  5. Migraine
  6. Constipation
  7. Irregular blood pressure
  8. Kidney problems including kidney stones

So as you are gearing up with the holiday rush, make a point to keep track of your water intake and drink a minimum 1 gallon/day.  At the first sign of tiredness or headache, guzzle 16 oz and see how you feel.  Every cell in your body will thank you.

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Peggi Ingram RN BSN, CPT
Genesis Transformation Coach
224-217-1490