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Thirsty for More

We've all been told the theory:

"Drink 8 glasses of water a day for proper hydration".

Guess what? This theory has been debunked!

Many factors need to be taken into consideration based on a person's water intake. And, there are other ways we can hydrate our bodies with more than straight water. Have a look at our 5 factors to consider for better hydration.

  1. KNOW YOUR BODY Just as there is no one diet for everyone, the same rule applies for hydration. Yes, it's vital for everyone to be properly hydrated, but dehydration can react differently for others. Be sure to listen to your body and never neglect your water intake. Also take note of your water retention. After drinking water, are you retaining it or do you constantly have to use the restroom? Read more below on water retention.

  2. KNOW YOUR ENVIRONMENT If you're traveling and out of your everyday environment- know the weather. Is the air more dry or are you at a higher elevation? These factors are important as they greatly affect your body's hydration levels.

  3. FILTERED WATER IS NOT ENOUGH It's all the rage now for homes to have reverse osmosis or filtered water, but the problem with this method is all minerals are stripped and we lose out on our sources of calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron, and zinc when drinking filtered water. If your tap is not safe, be sure to purchase minerals to add back into your drinking water. We like adding in Trace Mineral Drops to our filtered water.

  4. ENHANCING YOUR WATER Your simple glasses of water a day (especially in the hot summer months) are not going to cut it. We need more nutrients to retain the water so it doesn't just flow through our bodies quickly. One of the best and simplest ways to enhance our water is through a little sprinkle of salt. I'm a big fan of Base Salt. Try it and start adding a little bit into every glass of water you drink.

  5. HYDRATION ALSO COMES FROM FOOD AND MOVEMENT Don't neglect your lifestyle and eating habits for better hydration. If you regularly move your body, you're improving your blood circulation and hydrating your muscles. There's also many nourishing foods that are hydrating for the body and are in season this time of year: zucchini, leafy greens, cucumbers, watermelon, strawberries, and tomatoes. Try some of these techniques to boost your hydration and let us know how it goes!



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