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Fit Tip: Drink Up!

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 7:00 am

Monday Morning Fit Tip:

HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE!

Keep a water bottle handy.  Having a glass or bottle to sip from all day makes it easy to stay hydrated.  And refills are free!

 Don’t wait until you’re thirsty.  Dizziness, headache and fatigue are all signs that you need water.  But what about thirst?  By the time you’re thirsty, you’ve actually lost a good amount of water.  This is why small sips throughout the day are much better than chugging a glass at meals only.

 Make your water fun!  Tired of plain water?  Try adding fresh fruit like citrus or berries to boost the flavor.  Adding lemon to your water may help balance electrolytes.  Do you prefer pop?  Try sparkling water or club soda – just make sure it doesn’t have any added sugar or sodium.

 Try Fruit & Vegetable Juices.  Water isn’t the only thing that keeps you hydrated – electrolytes, essential fatty acids and minerals are also helpful.  Opt for juices made from high-water content fruits & veggies such as watermelon, cucumber and strawberries.  Try diluting the juice with water if you’re watching calories.  And remember, you don’t have to drink the juice – fresh fruit popsicles are a refreshing and tasty way to cool off!
 
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