We all know how important it is to drink water regularly. But how much do you really need every day? When should you turn to electrolytes for hydration? Find the answers to these questions and others from a recent article below.
How Much Water Should You Drink in a Day?
Ideally, most people should drink six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. Some folks may need more than that, while others need less. That’s why it may be a good idea to check the color of your urine if you’re concerned you aren’t drinking enough water. Keep in mind that colorless to light yellow is normal, but that anything of a darker yellow or amber means that you are dehydrated.
Signs That You Could Be Dehydrated
Dehydration is nothing to take lightly, so remember to be aware of these symptoms:
- Dry mouth
- Fatigue or sleepiness
- Extreme thirst
- Inability to produce tears
Sports Drinks for Hydration
As long as you drink plenty of water, it’s fairly easy to maintain good hydration. Athletes and fitness buffs can make a case for sports drinks though. Sports drinks contain much-needed carbohydrates and electrolytes that water isn’t able to provide. However, they’re also typically laced with sugar and sodium.
That’s why it’s important to take note of the drink’s serving size and have an equal balance of water to pair with it. Completely ditching water for sports drinks altogether can result in major health issues down the road.
- Have a bottle of water handy throughout the day. We recommend a reusable one, purchasing bottled water can get expensive and creates plastic bottle waste.
- As mentioned in our previous post, there are a number of natural ways to make your water tastier while also keeping it pure.
- Remember to drink water before, during and after workouts.
- Drinking water can help you feel full, possibly contributing to weight-loss goals that you may have.
- Choose water instead of soda at food places.
Should You Be Drinking More Water?
If you fit into any of these categories, it’s imperative that you increase the amount of water you drink every day:
- You have medical conditions such as kidney stones or bladder infections
- You’re currently pregnant or breastfeeding
- You know that you’ll be outside in hot weather for an extended period of time
- You’re engaged in strenuous exercise
- You’re experiencing vomiting, diarrhea or have a fever. As you probably learned as a kid, drinking lots of water is crucial when getting over an illness.
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