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Staying Hydrated in Winter!


Staying hydrated in winter is so easy to forget. During the summer, it’s definitely something that comes second nature. In the winter, however, we sweat less so a tall glass of chilled water sounds entirely unrefreshing in frigid temps. Here are a few ways to stay hydrated this winter!


A person in a snow suit sitting on a mountain looking at the view.

1.) Start first thing in the morning.

Keep a full glass of water (10-12oz size) next to your bedside and gulp it before you step foot into your morning shower. It’s an easy way to get started on your hydration goals without really having to think about it – just remember to have that glass handy before bed. You can even stay bundled and warm in your bed as you drink it, so there’s no need to step onto the cold kitchen tile first thing in the morning



2.) Make mini goals for the day.

Work on hydration goals by breaking down the big daunting goal of 90-125 oz into smaller daily goals. This way, it doesn’t seem as overwhelming of an amount to drink or a task to remember. For example, maybe those mini goals are drinking a glass before even leaving the house for work. After that has been met, the next goal can be to drink a full 20 oz water bottle before lunch, adding in a 10oz glass with the lunch meal, and another 20oz water bottle before getting into the car to head home from work. When you break it down into smaller steps, it doesn’t seem as unattainable.


3.) Infuse it.

Again, not a new recommendation, but plain water can certainly be boring day after day. If you prefer some flavor, infused waters can be a delicious way to help you maintain hydration with the added benefits of some nutrients. Buy a special water bottle with a built-in infuser!


4.) Use a clear water bottle.

A clear water bottle can be your best friend in maintaining optimal hydration simply by showing you how much or how little you’ve been drinking. However, there’s no need to throw away your opaque bottles! Simply keep them in your gym bag or bring them with you to any events where you know you’ll end up drinking quite a bit anyway. Just stick to a clear bottle for your desk or purse!


5.) Warm up with tea!

There’s nothing cozier than a steaming mug of your favorite herbal tea blend. While coffee is technically a fluid, it also has a dehydrating effect – so stick to one or two cups max and try some herbal teas instead. Look for them in your grocery store’s tea aisle.





 

Want to learn more? We are a local Chiropractic Office in Spokane Valley, Washington. Our goal is to help patients find health and wellness in each day. Follow us on Facebook for more weekly tips or come visit us to see how we can help you!




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