Keep Hydrated Through the End of Summer

‘Water’ You Drinking?
Heather Bauer, The Huffington Post

The summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean that your level of hydration should take a dip as well. Through the summer months it’s important to keep your body hydrated for a number of reasons. Did you know that our body uses 2 to 3 quarts of water per day to keep up basic functions such as body temperature regulation and metabolic processes? As a point of reference, that’s anywhere from 64 to 96 fluid ounces of liquid! Not only is water needed for homeostasis, but it is essential for joints and muscle mass. Think of it as the fluffy pillow of fluid between your bone and cartilage.

Bauer then goes on to give 5 tips for keeping hydrated.

  • Skip ice cubes and use fruit instead
  • Use Nuun flavor tablets to add flavor
  • Drink half your goal amount of water by noon
  • Before a night out, start with a large glass of water
  • Hydrate by eating fruits and vegetables

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