Tips for a Healthy Summer

 

August is upon us and we have been dealing with record heat this summer. It is very important to STAY HYDRATED!

Here are just a few signs that our body could be giving us when we’re┬ádehydrated:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Low energy levels
  • Muscle cramps
  • Infrequent urination
  • Darker than normal urination

A good rule of thumb for water consumption is to drink 1/2 of your body weight in ounces, siding with over-consumption during the hot summer months.
(i/e a 180 pound person should consume about 90 ounces of water per day)

While this may sound like a lot of H2O, we have you covered with a few tips to give you a bump in your water consumption:

  • Drink a glass of water before you brush your teeth
  • Use a water-tracking phone app (we like the free app My Water Balance)
  • Buy a reusable water bottle with an infuser to make more flavorful water
  • Enjoy a glass before each meal (which may also aid against over-eating)

Please contact the office if you have any additional health questions or would like a one-on-one consult about optimizing your health. We wish you all a happy and healthy summer!

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