Healthy Holiday Tip #4: Stay Hydrated

Healthy Holiday Tip #4: Stay Hydrated

5 Reasons To Chug That H20 During The Hectic Holiday Season

Turns that frown upside down.
Drinking water is so refreshing it can boost your mood. You don’t have to be severely in need of it to benefit: Justing being mildly dehydrated has been shown to negatively impact moods.

Naturally relieve headaches. 
In a study on the effects of water on headaches, participants experienced “total relief” from their headaches in less than an hour of drinking water (two cups, on average). Of course, if the dehydration-triggered headache already has your rubbing your temples and cursing the kids safely cap on your Aleve bottle, you’ll need more than two cups to make it go away.

Boosts energy.
Feeling a little pooped is one of the first signs of dehydration. Next time you hit that 3pm slump, try pouring a glass of water before you pour another mug of coffee.

Moves everything where it needs to go. 

Hydration is key to good digestion. By helping dissolve fats and soluble fiber, water helps us, you know, go. Staying hydrated prevents constipation and also alleviates the burden on your kidneys and liver by helping to flush waste products. Did you know your body is made up of about 60% water? Those bodily fluids are responsible for digestion meals, absorbing and circulating nutrients, creating saliva, and maintaining body temperature.

Keeps us focused. 
Dehydration can impair your attention span, memory, and motor skills. Stay hydrated so you can stay refreshed, hydrated, and focused.

2 Bubbly Water Mocktails

Rosemary Citrus Spritzer Mocktail

Modified version of Emily Han’s recipe.

CANOES-2

Modified version of The Kitchn’s recipe.

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