NUTRITION: STAYING HYDRATED EVEN AS THE TEMPERATURE DROPS

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Being prepared during the cold winter months means more than just adding layers to your wardrobe; it means increasing the amount of fluids you’re drinking daily. That’s because the air outside becomes much drier when the temperature drops and winds increase. To make matters worse indoor heating sucks moisture out of the air inside. So to avoid dehydration increase your daily amount of water consumption to stay hydrated all year around.

Every time you sweat you expend water from your body. That’s why it’s so important to rehydrate after a workout and properly hydrate throughout the day. A good way to calculate how much water to drink is the following…

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You need a half ounce of fluid per day for every pound of body weight. Divide that number by 8 to get that number in cups. For example if you weigh 120lbs, you need to drink 60 oz. of fluid, which is 7.5 cups for the day.

This is the average as I definitely drink more than my recommended allowance, so don't worry if you go over, especially if you are active! Apart from water itself which I drink 2-3 liters of, I drink green tea, 1 coffee a day, green juice and heaps of water rich fruit and veggies.

When in doubt, drink water. If you have just eaten and you feel hungry than you are most likely dehydrated.

Water = Life.

Happy Wednesday!

Love,

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