It often feels like winter sneaks up on us and before you know it, we're knee-deep in snow and freezing cold days. But we can't let dehydration sneak up on us the same way. As the cold weather sets in, we sometimes feel less thirsty, but that does not mean our bodies require less fluid than they did during the warmer months.
As a matter of fact, people are often more prone to dehydration in the winter months than they are during the summer. In the colder months you don't feel your body perspiring because it evaporates quickly in the dry air. Your body is still losing fluid at the same rate as it does in the summer, but you just don't notice it as easily.
Breathing in the dry air in our homes causes the body to lose a significant amount of fluid. With the window's closed and the heating system pumping dry warm air into our homes 24/7, it's no wonder we often feel lethargic at the end of the day.
Common signs of dehydration:
4. Lack of sweat
5. Shortness of breath
Take action early in the morning to start your day with a full glass of water. Before you even roll out of bed, grab that glass of water you poured the night before and drink up. Your body just spent the past 8-10 hours without any fluid while you slept and NEEDS hydration to get all systems ready for action.
Shortly after you wake up pour yourself another glass of water and add electrolytes so that you replenish vital minerals that your body needs to balance the fluid in your body. Ultima Replenisher electrolyte mix is the perfect formula because there is no sugar, no artificial junk and has a healthy mix of electrolytes, trace minerals, vitamin C and zinc to support complete hydration.
Continue to hydrate throughout the day with the goal of drinking about half your weight in ounces. Starting early in the day and giving your body the vital fluid it needs will help your energy levels so that you can finish out your day strong and mentally and physically focused.