Dehydration in Winter-Stay Hydrated

Ahh Winter. Time for itchy dry skin. In our house, we heat with wood, it gets so very dry. We get fly-away hair and uncomfortable dry skin. So far this year, we have been treated to a very mild season. Not much cold and snow to speak of. We could probably even go for a ride! But, it is only January, and I have a feeling we will pay dearly for all this mild weather.

Hydration in the colder months is just as important to our bodies as it is in the warmer months. Keeping hydrated helps keep the flyaways at bay and the itches to a minimum.

The Importance of Staying Hydrated in the Winter

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 9:30 AM
  |  posted by Cristin

With the warm summer months behind us, we are now faced with the cold days of winter. We no longer carry around cool drinks with us to stay hydrated but should we be? Ever wonder if hydration needs change during the winter months?

On any given day an average female needs about 11.5 cups of water total (that’s 92 ounces), and men need slightly more at 16 cups (128 ounces). That may sound like a lot because you probably have heard the “eight servings of 8-ounces each” number over and over. The total amount of liquid you take in for a day is a combination of beverages you drink as well as food you eat. About 75-80% of your water intake should come from beverages while the other 15-20% comes from foods like fruit and vegetables that also contribute water.

Water, the essential nutrient

Boost your health and weight loss, whatever the weather

Humble H2O is the most indispensible nutrient. In fact, we need more water every day than any other nutrient as it is the fluid in which all our vital bodily processes take place. Drinking plenty of water keeps us healthy, improves weight loss, helps us to focus and charges up our energy. And while we are aware of the dangers of not drinking enough in the heat of summer, it is just as important to stay hydrated when the days are a little chilly.

The benefits of drinking more water

As well as allowing our bodies to function properly, there are many health benefits associated with drinking water.

Water saves calories. Replacing calorie-containing drinks with zero-calorie water automatically means big savings in your daily calorie balance.




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